Questions about dwarf peach/nectarine trees
Ok, so first I need to say I am a complete novice gardener. I'm interested in growing either a peach or nectarine tree, and although I don't have any experience, I'm willing to try. I have a small patio balcony, so I've been looking into some dwarf varieties, but the information I'm finding all over the internet is very confusing.
I've heard that the fruits from these dwarf trees will not taste as good as the fruit from a standard tree. That's fine and all, but is there a way to grow tastier peaches or nectarines on a dwarf tree? Is there a particular variety that is a little tastier? What are the pros and cons of growing a genetic dwarf as opposed to a tree grafted onto dwarf rootstock?
I live in zone 8b. Our winters are pretty minimal and it gets really hot in the summers, but I have a south-facing patio so my plants shouldn't fry, right?
Anyways, I'm excited about gardening, but I'd like to optimize my selection. Any answers are much appreciated! :]