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Western "Fruit Salad" 3 on 1 Multiple Grafted Fruit Tree
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Grow More Fruit in Less Space

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Item Number: FT009

$39.99

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$39.99

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Description

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.

To increase survival rate of grafts it is important not to let one graft overtake the tree. If the different fruit varieties (the limbs) are not well-spread on your trees, use a spreader to separate them. Always plant the smallest limb (the “weakest” bud) to the south/southwest to insure that it gets plenty of sun. Prune back the strongest growing varieties by 2/3. Prune back the weakest variety by 1/2 — or not at all. During the summer, watch the growth-rate of the smaller limbs to determine if pruning is necessary at that time. If the weakest variety is 1/2 the size of the others, it’s best not to cut it back. Prune back the more aggressive limbs. Summer-prune when necessary in order to let sunlight get to all the developing varieties. Keep even sunlight available to all the developing selections. After the third season, maintain the multi-budded tree so that each fruit-type grows in balance with the others.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- 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. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (800) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Features

  • Self-fruitful

Characteristics

Chill Hours Needed 300-500 hours, 500-700 hours Fruit is Good For Canning, Cider/Juice, Dehydrating, Fresh Eating, Jam/Jelly, Pies/Cobblers, Puree/Sauce
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant Tree Size Standard
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Planting Time Winter USDA Zone 7 - 10
Chill Hours Needed 300-500 hours, 500-700 hours
Fruit is Good For Canning, Cider/Juice, Dehydrating, Fresh Eating, Jam/Jelly, Pies/Cobblers, Puree/Sauce
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Tree Size Standard
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Planting Time Winter
USDA Zone 7 - 10

Planting & Care

To increase survival rate of grafts it is important not to let one graft overtake the tree. If the different fruit varieties (the limbs) are not well-spread on your trees, use a spreader to separate them. Always plant the smallest limb (the “weakest” bud) to the south/southwest to insure that it gets plenty of sun. Prune back the strongest growing varieties by 2/3. Prune back the weakest variety by 1/2 — or not at all. During the summer, watch the growth-rate of the smaller limbs to determine if pruning is necessary at that time. If the weakest variety is 1/2 the size of the others, it’s best not to cut it back. Prune back the more aggressive limbs. Summer-prune when necessary in order to let sunlight get to all the developing varieties. Keep even sunlight available to all the developing selections. After the third season, maintain the multi-budded tree so that each fruit-type grows in balance with the others.

Videos & Articles

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Articles

December 15, 2014 - Peaceful Valley
Size of the Planting Hole Things change. Advice for planting bare root trees has changed too! Colorado State University studied root growth in fruit trees. They have a planting technique that expands root… read more »

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Ship up to 10 Bare Root Trees for Only $25!* *Shipping offer only available to the lower 48 states. Nut & multi-graft trees count as 2 when calculating shipping. Offer applicable to bare root trees only. Ships via FedEx Home/Ground. Cannot ship to P.O. boxes. Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU. Cannot ship via USPS. Cannot ship via SmartPost. Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.

Shipping Weight: 6.00 lbs. Dimensions: 59"L x 11"W x 11"H

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