The fresh organic apples have been growing all season and are finally ready for harvest.

We’re always being told, in the media and from our physicians, we should all lead healthy lifestyles, eating more fresh fruit and taking more regular exercise. Among the best ways to do it is to develop our own produce but it’s often tough to grow fruit and vegetables in small spaces. This report takes a look at growing fruit trees in little spaces.

Fruit trees

Fruit trees may look spectacular in any garden, in addition to the amazing blossoms of blossom you, of course, benefit from the yearly production of fruit. By growing your own fruit it’s possible to grow it (by not using synthetic fertilizers and compounds ) that could save you a massive quantity of cash. Furthermore the fruit can be chosen in the specific moment you would like to eat it. Fruit this fresh is much better for you as stored fruit will lose it’s flavor as well as the minerals and vitamins can degrade over time.

For the health conscious amongst us you must bear in mind that gardening is one of the best ways to be certain you get some regular exercise and the backyard can be the ideal place to enjoy other energetic pastimes. Unfortunately most contemporary, urban backyards are just little spaces. Sometimes the backyard has hardly enough room to have a small terrace and a very small lawn with a couple of flower borders. However, with some time and effort, it’s possible to create a fantastic garden layout for the very tiniest of backyards.

Unfortunately trees aren’t always the most appropriate plants to grow in little spaces. Generally trees tend to grow extremely large and the spreading branches and branches may wind up causing some serious damage to nearby buildings and pools. Having a large mature tree in a small space could turn into a nightmare as the limited space can cause problems when trying to eliminate such a tree. Obviously it’s much better to plant only appropriate trees and shrubs in the first location.

Small spaces

Happily the rising demand for smaller species of trees and shrubs has resulted in the development of several very interesting varieties plus a fantastic choice of compact or dwarf fruit tree species are made. Usually the fruit tree has its own expansion limited by grafting it on specially grown dwarfing root stock like M9. Although the dwarf M27 root stock was once very popular that the M9 inventory has proved a lot more reliable and it has the bonus of increased yields of fruit.

You’ll have the ability to obtain a dwarf or compact fruit tree that grows as little as 1m but they grow from between 1.5m to 1.8m. If you discover that this dimension is still somewhat too big for your little backyard then you can further restrict growth by planting the fruit trees in containers. Such trees can be areas on patios or bright balconies and size could be further reduced by careful yearly pruning.

For those people with really little backyards among the most exciting developments in the horticultural world is that the growth of double fruit trees. A double fruit tree is really two unique species that have been grafted onto one dwarfing root stock. Another thrilling assortment of fruit tree is the “midget fruit tree” that is so called because the tree has a very upright and non-spreading habit. The best examples are those kinds are the Spur Apples that have an extreme upright habit that seems to be covered in fruit. Some kinds of tree can be trained to grow right up against walls and other surfaces saving even more space.


Also as compact apple trees it’s possible to locate dwarf compact varieties of several other kinds of fruit tree such as plums, pears and cherries. Other fruits include peaches and nectarines and even hazelnuts, Kiwi fruit and figs can be bought in dwarf varieties. Even in a very small backyard it’s possible to grow a wide choice of fruit that not only tastes great but looks fantastic too.