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Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Quickest growing fruit tree types
« on: January 03, 2011, 06:04:08 pm »
Anyone recommend fastest growing fruit trees? Apples pears etc. Any types grow quicker than others or is it much of a muchness?
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HappyHippy

  • Guest
Re: Quickest growing fruit tree types
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011, 07:16:20 pm »
I think it's all much the same when buying maidens - you're looking at 2 years minimum before you get a crop. It's possible to buy older trees, but you'll pay more for them.
Have a look at this site - loads of good info there http://www.ashridgetrees.co.uk/Fruit-Trees
HTH
Karen x

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: Quickest growing fruit tree types
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011, 07:44:16 pm »
Cheers Karen will do :-)

cluckingnuts

  • Joined Oct 2010
  • llyn peninsula
Re: Quickest growing fruit tree types
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 01:22:02 pm »
Rootstock affects maturity as well.

OhLaLa

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: Quickest growing fruit tree types
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 12:11:12 pm »
Peach trees, pear trees and apricot trees are amongest the fast growing varieties of fruit trees but I find pears are slower than apples, and I also find cherry trees thicken up around the trunk faster than apples.

The height and how vigorous the tree is depends on the rootstock you choose, where you are in the country, rainfall, and the quality of your soil.

When you choose a tree, the label will tell you what rootstock the tree has been grafted onto. Take a look at this website, it will give you all the info you need to help you choose your rootstock:

http://www.frankpmatthews.com/fruitrootstocks.htm

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: Quickest growing fruit tree types
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011, 02:27:39 pm »
Thanks for replies I'll take a look.

DominicJ

  • Joined Apr 2011
Re: Quickest growing fruit tree types
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2011, 08:53:39 am »
I was under the impression there wasnt much difference for fruit, it was the root stock that matters.
My Cheap Tesco Cherries fruited the year after planting, but thats the only tree type I have.
And apparently they're on a big rootstock too

 

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