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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: trying out trees... Reply with quote

I would like to grow a plum, an apple and a pear tree in my garden.

I have been doing some research and i have decided to grow an apple tree with a rootstock maybe M27/M26 a cox's orange pippin i think as i have a fairly big garden but its open and near the sea and i thought by keeping them small they would have shelter from my hedges etc.

i was thinking of a conference pear and an Avalon plum tree, but have no idea how tall or wide these trees get and was wondering if anyone had any experience with these . also dont know how close i can plant all these trees to each other, was hoping to keep them close ??? Confused Confused Confused

any advise plz.....

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cox's Orange Pippin is a very good apple, great for storing as well. Conference pear is also excellent, stores well, bottles well etc. Avalon plum, sorry can't help you with that.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An apple tree with M27 rootstock, I would give about a minimum 1 metre spacing, whereas an M26 rootstock would need a minimum of 2 metres spacing.
Conference pear on a Quince C dwarf rootstock would need about 2 metres spacing (height about 3 as well), and an Avalon plum tree on a pixy rootstock will require a minimum of 3 metres spacing (height about 3 as well).

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you both very much for you reply.

i just have to track them down now Smile well i was looking on future forests and it looks like they might have some what im looking for .

would i be better off waiting till the fall as i dont really have the shelther grown yet, its a slow progress Sad or should i just plant them now as they wont be producing fruit until about the same time as my shelter has grown Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would just go ahead and plant them, they may not produce fruit for you this year anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beetroot wrote:


would i be better off waiting till the fall as i dont really have the shelther grown yet, its a slow progress




They like shelter but that's not to say they will not grow. Have a look at the apple tree pictured in this post for what I mean Laughing
WINDSWEPT APPLE TREE in Inishowen Ireland

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you both for you replies...

thats a really cool picture of the apple tree so they are tuffer than i thought Smile

thanks again

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