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Reachables® Dwarf Fruit Trees
Reachables® Dwarf Fruit Trees From Gurney's
Choosing the Right Reachables Dwarf Fruit Tree
When selecting Reachables Dwarf Fruit Treess for sale online, first consider your garden space. All fruit trees prefer full sun (6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily) and well-drained soil. Next, select the type of fruit you want to grow. When selecting dwarf fruit trees, note that some require or perform better with another fruit tree for pollination. When narrowing down your dwarf fruit tree selections, consider flavor, ripening time and disease resistance.
Growing a Reachables Dwarf Fruit Tree is much like growing a standard-sized tree--only easier and more manageable.
Getting Started with Dwarf Fruit Trees
The first step to growing Reachables Dwarf Fruit Trees from Gurney's is to put away your ladder. You won't need it! Here are tips for planting, pruning and fertilizing your Gurney's Reachables tree.
How to Plant Dwarf Fruit Trees
Whether planting a bareroot or potted Reachables Dwarf Fruit Tree, start by digging a hole that is large enough to accommodate all of the roots. Place the tree in the hole, spreading out the roots and making sure the graft or bud union (swollen area on the trunk that is about 4-6 inches above the roots) is 1-2 inches above the soil surface (after settling). Backfill the hole with dirt. Water well. Stake the tree and place a protective barrier around its trunk.
When to Plant Reachables Dwarf Fruit Trees
Dwarf fruit trees can be planted in the spring or fall.
How to Prune Reachables Fruit Trees
During the first few years, very little pruning is needed. When pruning, remove crossed or injured limbs or any branches which rub against each other. This allows light into the center of the tree.
When to Prune Dwarf Fruit Trees
Prune trees in late winter or early spring.
When to Fertilize Reachables Fruit Trees
The best time to fertilize your Reachables Dwarf Fruit Treess is in early spring. Fertilizing in late spring or summer is discouraged because it may stimulate late summer growth, making the tree more susceptible to winter injury.
Harvesting Fruit from Reachables
Because Reachables Dwarf Fruit Treess stay small but produce full-sized fruit, harvesting is easy and can be done while standing on the ground.
How Long Will it Take for Fruit Trees to Bear Fruit?
Reachables start bearing fruit quickly. While some have been known to bear fruit in the first year after planting, it's common for them to bear fruit in the second year.
What Time of Year Do I Harvest Dwarf Fruit Trees?
Gruney's Reachables Dwarf Fruit Trees are ready for harvest about the same time as their standard-sized counterparts. The exact time will vary with the fruit type and variety.
Which Dwarf Fruit Trees Are Self-Pollinating?
Self-fertile or self-pollinating fruit trees do not need another type of fruit tree nearby to complete the pollination process. However, many self-pollinating fruit trees will produce larger crops if another variety is nearby for pollination. So, if you have the space, planting a second fruit tree is often recommended. For gardeners with limited space, dwarf, self-pollinating fruit trees are a great way to grow your own fruit.
When shopping for dwarf fruit trees for sale online, check to see if they are self-pollinating or self-fertile. Below are some of the most popular self-pollinating, dwarf fruit trees:
- Dwarf peach trees: TruGold™ Peach Tree, Flat Wonderful™ Peach Tree, Contender Peach Tree, Elberta Peach Tree, Reliance Peach Tree and Belle of Georgia Peach Tree
- Dwarf apple trees: Golden Delicious Apple Tree, Granny Smith Apple Tree, Anna Apple Tree and Dorsett Golden Apple Tree
- Dwarf plum trees: Stanley Plum Tree
If in doubt, check before buying. Our customer service team should be able to provide that information on our website or live chat.