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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:40 am 
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hi all

I've read an interesting article about small tees at home
it is a kind of bonsai, but these trees are not only small but also they bring harvest
so, I'm burn with desire to grow small apple tree at home :)
I'm not sure about where to start
where to buy seed? or sprout?
also there is a question about pot?
how often the tree should be replant?

and... I don't want to read big books about that, because I don't have enough time but I would be really appreciate for practice advice!

thanks

Irina


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:29 pm 
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Strilets wrote:
hi all

I've read an interesting article about small tees at home
it is a kind of bonsai, but these trees are not only small but also they bring harvest
so, I'm burn with desire to grow small apple tree at home :)
I'm not sure about where to start
where to buy seed? or sprout?
also there is a question about pot?
how often the tree should be replant?

and... I don't want to read big books about that, because I don't have enough time but I would be really appreciate for practice advice!

thanks

Irina


Your pics show what we call in Britain a Ballerina apple tree. Columnar in growth. The only way to grow one is if you buy a young tree.

http://www.thinkgardens.co.uk/details/1 ... mingo.html


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:51 am 
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Strilets wrote:
hi all I've read an interesting article about small tees at home
it is a kind of bonsai, but these trees are not only small but also they bring harvest
so, I'm burn with desire to grow small apple tree at home :)


The trees in your photograph are grafted on one of the higher number Maling rootstocks.

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I'm not sure about where to start
where to buy seed? or sprout?
also there is a question about pot?
how often the tree should be replant?


You will need to talk to a local arborist, who can assemble this sort of tree. OR read quite a bit about tree propagation. There is no apple (malus) that exists which creates both large fruit on such a small root from seed.

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and... I don't want to read big books about that, because I don't have enough time but I would be really appreciate for practice advice! thanks Irina


Irina, Yes, malus bonsai can produce bloom and fruit. Most often that fruit is crab apple. Apple when they are young get repotted every year. As trees age its more like every other year.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:05 pm 
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There is pain-free advice from any full-service garden nursery that sells such plantlife.
While books can fill in blanks when you finally get the plant going, initial planting can be shown to you by the nurserymen who sell such trees.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:54 am 
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Looks like a lot of work for half a dozen apples - and the squirrels always seem to get the first 20... If you live in zone 9, I'd suggest citrus in a pot instead.

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