Since I have such a small growing space, I am experimenting with some dwarf fruit trees. To save even more space they are self pollinating multiple variety trees. One has 5 types of apples on it: Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, Dark Red Jonathan, Yates and Winesap. The other is a fruit cocktail tree with 6 varieties of nectarines, peaches, plums, and apricots.

They both came as bare rooted sticks. So if there’s some grafting going on, it’s some mad scientist stuff I don’t understand. I put the apple in just before winter and the fruit cocktail was planted early in April.

apple tree

I’ve heard a couple  people talk about having these trees, but no pictures or progress reports that did anything for my curiosity. So I’ve been watching them very closely and wanted to share their progress. The fruit cocktail has different enough varieties of fruit that there are already at least two distinct types of branches visible. I just cannot wait to see how these two trees do. Grow faster little guys!

fruit cocktail tree