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Ultra Dwarf Apples in 1/2 Barrels
Will an ultra dwarf apple tree grow successfully in one of those 1/2 whiskey or wine barrels? I'd like to make a moveable orchard. Thanks.
_________________ Zone 6 or 7 - Greg in Rochester, WA.
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Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:12 am Posts: 21 Location: Western Washington
I've seen apples on M-27 rootstock successfully grown in 1/2 barrels. A stake was used beside the trunk for additional support.
_________________ Terry M.
Sunset Zone 4, USDA Zone Zone 8a
Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:49 pm
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The short andwwer is yes. The long answer is do not graft or select a low vigor variety for ultaâ€“ minâ€“ or super dwarf rootstock (I wish the rootstock pelople would settle on a name). You could also use an M.9 rootstock.
Yes for support and of course irrigation.
If you live in cold environment, suggest B.9 or P sereis rootstocks for cold hardiness.
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