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Author:  Charlie [ Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Multiple graft fruit trees

Anyone had experience with multi grafted trees, there are some different varieties available at a local nursery that seem interesting. Granny Smith/ red delicious. Two types of pear in one. 4 types of nectarine in one. Two types of peach in one etc etc. The trees look healthy but I wonder how successful they are, especially when $50 - $110 ea

Author:  gazza [ Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Multiple graft fruit trees

I'm all for it, but with that nice big block of yours you might as well just get full trees of each type.

Author:  arbe [ Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:35 pm ]
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My grandfather had a tree we called the fruit salad tree. He grafted various different fruits on it. Can't remember how successful it was as it was a long time ago.

As Gazza says you have plenty of room for lots of trees so why not just one or two of each type?

Author:  Bender [ Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:48 am ]
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Yeah I would like to play around with grafting one day. I think you could play around with it and have some fun.


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Author:  Charlie [ Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Multiple graft fruit trees

I think your right, in comparison for the cost of individual trees it - it might not be worth it. I might just get one out of interest though.

Author:  gazza [ Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:39 pm ]
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I had a crack at grafting some of my mandarin to the lemon tree, it didn't take but I'm keen to try again, the concept is awesome.

Author:  jayendra [ Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:15 pm ]
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Vasili's garden had an episode with an old Italian gardener with 9 grafts on one tree :)

Author:  Snags [ Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:39 pm ]
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We had multi grafted trees as kids dad was keen.
The major downside is differing growth rates and ripening due to orientation to the sun.
If you have space get more trees look for early mid and late varieties.
Its surprising how little fruit trees you need to get all the fruit you want though.

To me now its all about editing down to your favourites and being excited by the seasonality.

Author:  Burnsy [ Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:41 pm ]
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I am with one of each type if you have room. I looked at a couple on nice double graft apples at Tas1 trees last weekend but decided that it would be a pain to keep them balanced with sun orientaion and I would prefer one of each. Also thought if one graft gets diesease or dies it would be easier to replace one tree than deal with a half dead tree.

Author:  Snags [ Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:47 am ]
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Trees are a long term investment get the varieties that are the best flavour.
This is not necessarily the ones you get in the stoopermarket
If you have access to some tree that has excellent flavour that you love in your area I would graft of that. (its pretty easy to start a wild root stock from seed)

It's a good place to do some research

http://www.flemings.com.au/fruiting.asp

Author:  Charlie [ Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:19 pm ]
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That is the best article thanks snags

Author:  Yavimaya [ Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:28 pm ]
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I bought a couple of trees from this place a few years back: http://www.fruitsaladtrees.com/
one stone fruit, one citrus, both had about 8 grafts each.
The citrus is going ok, only a couple of branches died, the stonefruit failed miserably.

My advice would be dont buy a tree with more than 2 grafts, If you want more grafts, learn to graft and do it yourself when you have enough skill.

Author:  eggbert [ Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:43 pm ]
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... years.html.

Apologies for Daily Mail link

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