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Offline Dianna

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Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« on: Jan 13, 2011, 05:58:59 PM »
We got our first seed catalog today. It was from Burgess. Anyone do any business with them?:)

I am looking at a dwarf fruit cocktail tree and am wondering how they do when planted? Seems like a good buy for nectarines, peaches, plums, and apricots all on one tree. Almost too good to be true, even. Have any of you tried to grow one?:)
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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #1 on: Jan 13, 2011, 06:42:10 PM »
Those are close cousins usually grafted onto one basic tree. So you have a branch of this and another branch of that. Keep in mind a dwarf is a relative term. They can still get pretty big, like 20 ft plus if not kept trimmed.
My main experience has been with grafted citrus trees where you have grapefruit, lemons and oranges on one tree. The grapefruit 'arm' often breaks off after a fruiting season or two if it is a grafted branch just because of the weight. And you can be pretty happy if it does because grapefruit are spiny branches and killers to walk by.
I am trying to remember if I've ever dealt with stone fruit multi-fruit trees personally. I just don't remember.
Burgess is a good basic company. I have purchased from them many times. You will receive juvenile trees that you have to baby along. Does your zone usually grow a lot of their own peaches, plums, etc? Or are you thinking indoor/outdoor potted?
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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #2 on: Jan 13, 2011, 08:24:45 PM »
Our area (zone eight) grows peaches, Tina. I am thinking it should be suitable for the other? I love grapefruit. I may have to look for that in a tree... :grinnnn:
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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #3 on: Jan 18, 2011, 09:36:38 AM »
I got one from burgess.  It was about 18 inches long and looked like a stick with one tiny root dangling off of it.  But I soaked it in water as directed and planted it and it leafed out without a problem.  Unfortunately I moved so I don't know how the tree did later on.  The nicest thing about burgess was that they did replacement plants for those plants that didn't make it. 

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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #4 on: Jan 18, 2011, 01:05:46 PM »
I have never heard of such tree i must look more into this!! Sounds like a wonderful idea!
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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #5 on: Mar 18, 2011, 08:33:02 PM »
Dianna I think you might have problems growing grapefruit but you can plums.

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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #6 on: Mar 18, 2011, 09:54:57 PM »
I really, really, really love plums, Sheri... :licklips:
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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #7 on: Mar 18, 2011, 10:24:25 PM »
i want to get some fruit trees going here, but that isn't happening yet.
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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #8 on: Mar 19, 2011, 08:31:34 AM »
I took the prunings from this winter and put them in the ground.  I don't know how they will do but if they grow maybe I could send you one to get you started.

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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #9 on: Mar 19, 2011, 11:17:23 AM »
We have 2 plum trees.  If you come up I'll give you a plum or two.

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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #10 on: Mar 19, 2011, 12:05:02 PM »
Stark Brothers has a 2 in 1 plum tree, Dianne. I will bring you the book.
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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #11 on: Mar 19, 2011, 07:31:22 PM »
sheri, i do think i'm coming.  i have to get with you on it though.
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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #12 on: Feb 28, 2013, 08:26:58 PM »
Dianna, did you ever get a tree to work for you?

Jenn, are you going to plant fruit trees other than the blueberry bushes?

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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #13 on: Feb 28, 2013, 10:11:35 PM »
Haven't tried to order one yet, Sheri. I am still working on the lemon or lime or orange tree. I had one of each, but murdered one and don't know which it was... :unsure:

I do want to order a cocktail tree, though. Maybe this spring... :grinnnn:
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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #14 on: Mar 02, 2013, 10:21:00 PM »
sheri, i am.  the plan is for a fig, some pecans, a couple of apples, and maybe a couple of nectarines.  i don't care much for peaches unless they are cooked into something but i like nectarines.  and i'm thinking maybe a couple of plums.  i had a whole list, no clue where i put it.
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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #15 on: Mar 03, 2013, 07:54:47 PM »
I think fig trees are beautiful with or without leaves.

I might have to report you to the Georgia Agriculture police if you don't plant a peach tree.

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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #16 on: Mar 12, 2013, 03:30:48 PM »
Found your list yet Jenn?  Dianna have you choosen your fruit cocktail tree yet?

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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #17 on: Mar 12, 2013, 03:51:53 PM »
Haven't yet, Tammy. And I think I murdered another of my citrus trees. :'(
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Re: Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Trees
« Reply #18 on: Mar 13, 2013, 05:13:21 PM »
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