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Standard on Lovell rootstock with at least 3 different varieties.
Possible Varieties: Bleinheim Apricot, Gold Dust Peach, Independence Nectarine, July Elberta Peach, and Late Santa Rosa Plum.
Chill hours: 300-700
Harvest: June 10 - August 20
Looks: Yellow freestone peaches, red-purple skinned plum, bright red skinned nectarine with firm yellow freestone, and California's favorite apricot.
Personality: All are Dave Wilson annual Taste Test winners or top scorers.
Facts of note: A selection of all-purpose, reliable producers popular for great flavor, heavy crops, and versatile uses.
Pollination: The varieties on the tree pollinate each other.
Each Fruit Salad tree is grafted with at least 3 of the 5 possible varieties. Enjoy three different fruits or varieties on one tree! Multi-grafted trees have three different varieties grafted onto one rootstock so you can enjoy more variety and extended harvests in one quarter the space. Its the perfect solution for smaller families, smaller spaces, container gardening and urban gardening. Trees are 2 years old and should begin to fruit in their 3rd to 5th year. Lovell rootstock is more tolerant of wet soils than Nemaguard. Also more cold hardy. Susceptible to nematodes in sandy soils. Lovell produces a standard sized tree, but by pruning you can keep your tree at any height.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.
This tree has been great to us so far. It leafed out beautifully and produced the most delicious peaches I've ever tasted within 6 months of going in to the ground. All the grafts seem to have taken well. Looking forward to more!Review by Kelly (on 8/6/13)
This is the perfect tree for our household. I love nectarines and plums, my husband loves peaches. The tree leafed out beautifully and, as predicted, one of the four grafts did not make it. We got a few fruit of each variety and they were the best I've ever tasted!Review by Katie (on 12/19/12)