T S Rodriguez wrote:Hi all, what are the differences, the good and the bad, with dwarf, semi-dwarf, and standard apple trees?
I have heard but do not know what is true.
Dwarf and semi-dwarf do not live as long as standard. Is this true? How much shorter?
Standard has a longer productive life than other varieties. Is this true? How much longer?
I have heard that dwarf and semi-dwarf trees are not as healthy, and more susceptible to disease. Is this true?
Mark William wrote:
Are "dwarf" and "semi-dwarf" genetic traits? Are seedlings grown from the fruit of dwarf and semi-dwarf trees also dwarf and semi-dwarf? Do root suckers from dwarf and semi-dwarf trees retain that attribute?
Ben Zumeta wrote:Anyone know if dwarfing is generally a recessive or dominant trait?