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Multi Fruiting Apple Tree


Hi all,
I was wondering if any other members have a multi fruiting tree and how successful they are in the long term?
I picked up a grafted tree this morning at Wisley with grafts of Cox’s Orange Pippin, Katy and James Grieve.
All the grafts have fully healed and it appears to be very healthy.
All the grafts have 2 stems but no side shoots so I’m guessing I’ll have to wait another year for the first blossom and hopefully fruit.
I look forward to your opinions or any helpful advice on my latest purchase.

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The three varieties grafted onto my 'family' apple tree give us fruit throughout the picking season. There are more cox apples than either of the other two but all the apples are of a pleasing size, flavour and quantity. I bought it in April about five or six years ago from the local Woolworths store.There was no blossom or fruit on it the first year but we had at least 3 apples of each variety the following year ( enough for each of us to try them) and each year since it has gone from strength to strength. I am quite proud and very happy with it. Good luck with yours, I am sure you will enjoy it.

8 Feb, 2011


Oh I`m pleased to see this blog as I have been wondering whether to get one of these for my daughter, they moved house last year, halved their garden and no longer have any fruit trees, didn`t know of anyone who had a multi fruit so therefore was not sure of the success rate.....

8 Feb, 2011


we've lived here over 25 years and inherited 2 'family apple trees' which I have no real idea of the fruit other than there are 6 different apples on the 2 trees, they fruit differently, ones a cooker and one is wonderful picked and eaten ( don't even put it in a fruit bowl) and others keep well-- wonderful idea ----

8 Feb, 2011


Could do with one or two of those on my balcony! LOL!

8 Feb, 2011


I have lots of family trees, all quite newly started, one apple has 29 cultivars on it, we'll see how many survice. I have cherry, plum, pear, cobnut and peaches/apricot/nectarine family trees too. Great idea just watch that not become to dominant

13 Mar, 2011

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