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Item Number: FT008

Low Chill Apple, 3 on 1 Multiple Grafted Fruit Tree

Low Chill Apple, 3 on 1 Multiple Grafted Fruit Tree

Great Choice for Warmer Regions

Semi-dwarf on M111 rootstock with at least three different varieties.

Possible Varieties: Dorsett Golden, Anna, Gordon, and Fuji

  • Zones: 5-10
  • Chill hours: 100
  • Harvest: June 25 - October 10
  • Looks: Either gold, green with red blush, red, or red-orange skin.
  • Personality: All are sweet, crisp, and flavorful.
  • Facts of note: All do well and are popular in warm deserts of Southern California and Arizona.
  • Pollination: The varieties pollinate each other, and the tree is a good pollinator for other varieties.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

Winter seasonal item. Pre-orders available this Summer/Fall.
$89.99

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Description

Semi-dwarf on M111 rootstock with at least three different varieties.

Possible Varieties: Dorsett Golden, Anna, Gordon, and Fuji

  • Zones: 5-10
  • Chill hours: 100
  • Harvest: June 25 - October 10
  • Looks: Either gold, green with red blush, red, or red-orange skin.
  • Personality: All are sweet, crisp, and flavorful.
  • Facts of note: All do well and are popular in warm deserts of Southern California and Arizona.
  • Pollination: The varieties pollinate each other, and the tree is a good pollinator for other varieties.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

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 third the space. Apples are generally late blooming. Need full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate fertility. Thin fruit to maximize quality and size. Susceptible to codling moth, apple scab, powdery mildew, and gophers. Generally cross-fertile, which means that the variety is not pollinated by itself, but by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. The trees are 1-2 years old and you can harvest in their 3rd year.

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.

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.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 10.0 lb

Dimensions: 55.5"L x 7.3"W x 2.75"H

Features

  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 5 - 10
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Chill Hours Needed : 0-150 hours
Fruit Bearing : Spur
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 2-3 Years
Tree Size : Semi-dwarf

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. Suggested spacing is 20 feet apart.

Useful Information

Guarantee

Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee

* Claim deadline is June 15th

We guarantee that your dormant tree or plant will arrive in good, viable condition. If your tree arrives in substandard condition, notify us within 3 days of delivery. Please email pictures of the box, inside packaging, the tree and its roots to helpdesk@groworganic.com.  We will investigate your claim and process a request to exchange or refund the damaged product.

If your dormant tree or plant has not grown new leaves by June 15th, you may be eligible for our Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee. This guarantee provides for a store credit for the purchase price of the tree, excluding shipping. Please see the Instructions below.

Important Dates:

  • April 1st Dormant trees/plants must be planted in the ground
  • May 15th Perform scratch test, if no new leaves have grown
  • June 15th Deadline to apply for a dormant tree/plant credit

All required documentation must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. Claims or documentation received after June 15th will be denied, without exception. Instructions listed below

Terms and Conditions

We cannot guarantee that your tree or plant will remain alive and healthy after it is received, or bear fruit as there are too many variables in your environment that are beyond our control (i.e. soil preparation, weed and pest control, proper irrigation, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your growing zone, proper choice of pollinator, extreme weather, rodent damage, disease, etc.). 

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a replacement tree/plant of the same species either that same growing season or in future years. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees associated with replacement trees and plants. 

If we determine that the tree you purchased directly from us is not viable, we will issue you a store credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of the affected dormant tree or plant. Shipping is not included in the dormant tree/plant guarantee. Store credits can be used to purchase any product we sell and are valid for use only until July 1st of the following year.

Historically, 98% of our dormant trees and plants grow and thrive when they have been cared for and planted using our growing guides. Dormant trees and plants must be planted in the ground by April 1st in order to be eligible for credit. If the ground in your area is still frozen solid, you may temporarily plant your tree or plant in a pot. 

Potted, non-dormant trees or plants are excluded from this guarantee as they are not dormant at the time of shipment. Evergreen trees such as citrus, avocado and olive trees are not available for credit under the Dormant Tree and Plant Guarantee. 

Instructions

We guarantee that your dormant fruit tree or plant will leaf out, if you care for it according to our growing guides. In the unlikely event that your dormant tree or plant does not have leaves by May 15th, follow these simple steps to apply for a store credit:

Before you call or email, please perform a “scratch test” to determine if the tree or plant is still alive. This video shows how to check for live tissue under the bark. Scratch tests need to be done a few inches above and below the graft. 

Green Cambium Layer / Living Trees

If the cambium layer under the bark is green, give your tree a little more time. It is still alive, but hasn’t come out of dormancy yet. Check to make sure that it is getting the right amount of deep root water, enough sunlight and that the weather is warm enough for that type of tree/plant to come out of dormancy. Every tree has its own personality and will come out of dormancy at different times. Be sure to submit the required documentation listed below by June 15th, if it doesn’t grow leaves.

Brown Cambium Layer / Dead Trees

If the scratch test shows a brown cambium layer or if your dormant tree/plant doesn’t have leaves by June 1st, please email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com. All required documentation listed below must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. To be considered for the guarantee claim, all required documentation must be received by June 15th.  Incomplete submissions will be denied.

Required Documentation

  1. Order number
  2. Name of dormant tree/plant and the quantity affected
  3. Photos of each tree or plant showing: 
    1. The roots (tree or plant must be pulled out of the ground)
    2. The scratch test areas
    3. The entire tree/plant

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

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Customer Reviews

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Donna
Excited

First time customer. I purchased three trees they arrived in perfect condition. I followed the instructions keeping them in my garage until the cold weather ended. My apples trees started to grow immediately and are doing great.

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Michael
Low Chill Multi Apple

Arrived on time, planted for about a a year now, and it looks like it is taking off. Survived a hurricane down in SWFL.

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Andrew W
I have apples!

It's a nice tree with all grafts growing but it is a slow growing tree. The Anna and Dorsett Golden grafts flowered and leafed out 1 month after planting and the Anna graft set 5 apples! (I removed them since I want to spend at least the first year building up the structure of the tree). No fruit on the Dorsett Golden. The other grafts only leafed out on the top of the branch without flowers and just sit there and not growing much (grown about 2 inches in 6 months).

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Grey Thumb
Southern California 2 out of 4

I live in the san gabriel valley and this did well in the ground. It survived some 100 degree temperature strings. I would have given it 5 stars but for the three years I have had it two of the varieties never gave me apples. Those branches, although healthy and leafy, stayes thin ans small, no flowers.

Thanks for the review. Apples can take 5-7 years before they will actually give you a good crop of apples. Have you considered doing a soil test to see if you are deficient on some nutrients? Try adding a good fruit tree fertilizer to your soil and see how it goes the following year.

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Marsharee
Flowers

I recently received my 3 in 1 Low Chill Apple, an within 3 weeks it started to bud out and now it has about 10 flowers.

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