Happy January! Hard to believe its already 2018! If you were one of the lucky one and were able to travel to a warmer climate for a holiday, did you find yourself wishing you could grow some of that fresh fruit in your own backyard? You’d be surprised the variety of fruit now available that is prairie winter hardy. For this post let start with the most common fruit. Apples! Did you know there are several varieties that grow in our climate that would rival, or even taste better then what’s available in the store. This year we will have 10 different varieties and that not counting the combination apple, crab-apple or the dwarf varieties.
What's is a dwarf apple tree?
It is the same great tasting apple but they are grafted on a dwarf root-stock. When they become a mature tree, they will be approximately 50% smaller in size than your average apple tree. Another bonus, besides a shorter ladder, dwarf apple trees can often produce fruit up to 2 years earlier!
The combination apple is a multi-graft apple. It has several different varieties grafted to one stock providing cross pollination and different types of apples on one tree! No pollinator required.
Click the the moose picture for our 2018 apple list.