Western "Fruit Salad" 3 on 1 Multiple Grafted Fruit Tree
(Standard)

Grow More Fruit in Less Space

Item Number: FT009

$49.99

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Description

Trunk Size
The vast majority of our trees will ship with a 5/8” trunk diameter, however size may vary slightly based on availability during the season. If they vary, most are larger (3/4” or 1”), and rarely some are smaller (1/2”).

Trees Begin Shipping in mid-December!
Our trees ship on a first-come, first-served basis as soon as they come into stock in mid-December. If you are unable to plant your trees right away, read our instructions on heeling in your trees.

Standard on Lovell rootstock with at least 3 different varieties.

Possible Varieties: Blenheim Apricot, Gold Dust Peach, Independence Nectarine, July Elberta Peach, and Late Santa Rosa Plum.

  • Zones: 5-9
  • Chill hours: 400-450
  • 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.

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 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 (888) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Features

  • Self-fruitful

Characteristics

Chill Hours Needed 300-500 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 5 - 9
Chill Hours Needed 300-500 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 5 - 9

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.

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Shipping Information

Bare Root Trees - Ship up to 10 Bare Root Trees for $29.99!
We ship our bare root trees on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in mid-December. We are unable to delay shipping due to many factors, most importantly limited storage and our warm California climate which causes bare root trees to break dormancy much sooner than in colder areas (bare root trees must be dormant to best survive shipping). If you are unable to plant your tree(s) right away, read our instructions on heeling in trees. All of our bare root trees come with free professional pruning, which will put the tree's stored energy first into root growth rather than leaf production. Our bare root trees ship in special boxes with their roots bagged in moist sawdust to help ensure their survival during transit. Up to 10 trees can fit in a box (due to their size, nut and multi-graft trees count as 2). Each box ships for $29.99 via FedEx Ground (or FedEx Home Delivery) to the lower 48 states. Bare root trees cannot ship via USPS, and cannot be shipped to P.O. boxes. We are unable to ship our bare root trees to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. Bare root trees cannot be combined with potted trees.

Shipping Weight: 4.70 lbs. Dimensions: 59"L x 11"W x 11"H

Guarantee

Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants (When Planted in the Ground by April 1st)

Claim Deadline is June 1st (with the exception of persimmon trees, which have a deadline of June 15th)! Claims placed after June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees) will be denied.

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us, and who planted their tree/plant in the ground by April 1st (or temporarily in a pot if the ground in their zone was still frozen solid).

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please perform a scratch test by checking for green under the bark, a few inches over the graft. If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, that means your tree/plant is dead or dying. Watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty on how to perform this simple test. If the scratch test revealed that your plant is dead or dying, pull it from the ground and take pictures of the entire tree/plant, including the roots. Submit your claim & pictures by using the “Return an Item” tool on our Customer Service page (or email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com) no later than June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees). We will review your claim and issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

Reviews

My first bare root trees!

I am so happy to have received my trees! This is my first bare root tree purchase. My trees shipped quickly and arrived safe and sound. I was pleasantly surprised and grateful that my shipment included very detailed but easy to understand care instructions. There are also free videos on the Grow Organic website.
My entire experience from researching trees, deciding, ordering, receiving, then planting my trees has been perfect! I will definitely be ordering more from Grow Organic!

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Western Fruit Salad multi-graft

Came with 5 grafts, same as another mentioned, and all seem to be doing well. Very happy with it all so far.
This was it after arriving Dec 2015 and planting -
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This is it about the middle of August 2016 -
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I had added an inch or two of compost and another inch or two of mulch maybe 4 months before planting. And then added worm castings, some additional compost, and some rock dust when then planting the tree. Will be pruning a couple of the limbs on the left and and top (both are part of the Blenheim Apricot graft) to try to keep them a little more balanced with the rest.
Great tree so far - I'm in Corona, Ca - zone 9b I believe.

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EXCELLENT SELLER AND PRODUCT!

WOW! I was only expecting 3 different fruits but got FIVE instead. 2 different peaches, apricot, plum, and nectarine. I highly recommend this grower because my tree came in EXCELLENT condition. I will probably buy another in a few years!

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Produced fruit 6 months after being planted!

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!

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Fruit Salad Tree

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!

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