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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Understanding Fruit Tree Sizes and Shapes

A Fan tree, a type of trained fruit


Now is the time of year to be planting fruit trees and understanding all the different sizes and shapes is over complicated. Here we have tried to make choosing the right size tree for your space simple.



CONTAINERS

12L Bush  


These are grown with a 45 cm clear stem, caned with a central leader and well developed side branches. They are summer pruned to form a well balanced and shaped head. This also stimulates maximum flowering the following spring. 


12L Half Standard 

Grown in the field for 2 years with the final year in container. A clear stem of 1 metre is produced with a well shaped head above. This is a traditional tree for gardens as a classic lawn tree to allow easy mowing and/or companion planting beneath. 



12L Traditional Cordons 

  
Grown in the field for 2 years with the final year in container. This growing cycle involves 6 spur prunings to produce multiple fruiting spurs for maximum flower and fruit production in the year of delivery

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