Pavel Novy

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Tal Frulot wrote: And another thing, you want to get seeds from the tree that hasn't been grafted, because you will get characteristics of rootstock.



No, you won't. The fruit (and thus seed) is of the grafted variety. That's the whole point of grafting.
7 years ago
Peaches are a good choice for growing from seeds. They do not come true, but most trees still produce high quality fruit. They also start bearing very soon usually 3-5 years, unlike most other fruit trees that may need up to decades to form first fruit. You will get a full sized (15-30ft) tree however, dwarf trees are made by grafting the variety onto a dwarfing rootstock.
7 years ago

Georgina Nelson Thomas wrote:The no-prune approach doesn't work for trees like peaches, that only fruit on one-year wood. You *do* need to prune, because if you don't, the branches get longer and longer, with all the fruit at the tips (instead of further in towards the trunk). I don't know if the same is true for apricots, because altho I have 3 apricots, I only see blooms in the spring -- but no fruit yet (trees are 3 or 4 years old). I've had zero success, but I keep trying (and hoping for a very early summer because the trees bloom so early!).



That is not true. Fruiting on one year wood is often misunderstood, it doesn't mean that the tree will fruit only on new branches. It means that the tree fruits where leaves grew last year.
7 years ago