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Dwarf AppleTrees Calgary

Posted by cdnbacons z3Alta (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 29, 10 at 11:53

I am very interested in obtaining Dwarf Apple trees. Does anyone in the Calgary area know of a supplier?
Thanks :)


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RE: Dwarf AppleTrees Calgary

Only one I know of is Hole's in Edmonton, and that's a few years back. Dominion has some mail order - don't know about quality though. Maybe some Googling - or phone calls as most Calgary greenhouses have pretty poor websites IMHO.

Cheers!


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RE: Dwarf AppleTrees Calgary

Thank you Morph


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RE: Dwarf AppleTrees Calgary

Most of the garden centers and greenhouses will not know
on what root stock they are on.
I have some dwarfing apples growing on Ottawa 3 root stock
but so far I'm not happy with them, first, dwarfing means
stunted grows, in our dry climate I find
not so good, also short lived trees.

Even if you can't find a dwarfing apple tree, anything
is dwarfing in our harsh environment, a tree on a standard
root stock is still dwarfing and only growing to about 1/3 the size
then it would grow in a zone 5 or 6 climate.

Konrad


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RE: Dwarf AppleTrees Calgary

Thank you Konrad,
I did buy a Norkent on Ottawa 3 last year from DNA Gardens. We call it a twig it is so small! lol I'll see if it survives this winter. I wasn't aware that the dwarf's were that much less hardy but I've since heard it from a few sources.
I have heard rave reviews about the taste of the Honeycrisp apple, and that, along with my small yard sent me in search of the dwarf. So far I have only found them in Ontario at a wholesalers and they won't sell retail.
Thanks again for your post.


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RE: Dwarf AppleTrees Calgary

From what I've read in Gardens West, virtually all apple trees are grafted onto dwarving stock nowadays. Otherwise the trees get far too big.


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RE: Dwarf AppleTrees Calgary

Konrad great to hear from you. I thought of you as soon as I saw this thread. Hope the winter has been kind to you and the numerous fruit trees in your the orchards.
How I wish I lived closer to you and get to see first hand all your work .
Take care Lois


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RE: Dwarf AppleTrees Calgary

You can check out Little Tree Nursery in Martensville, Saskatchewan. They do quite a good job and have an interesting collection they have on Ottawa 3. They may also have some good information on how the dwarfing rootstocks are doing for longevity.

Here is a link that might be useful: Little Tree Nursery


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RE: Dwarf AppleTrees Calgary

Thank you all so much for your replies. It is much appreciated!


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RE: Dwarf AppleTrees Calgary

You might be ok in the city with Ottawa 3.
Your twigs should do fine, they probably
take off this year. Apples I grow now on my own seedlings, have more luck,
they do better in drought condition, I dont' water my trees.

Konrad


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