slim-fit trees

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Craft -

For smaller gar­dens, Minarette fruit trees are per­fect. They bear fruit on short spurs along the length of a ver­ti­cal stem, rather than on long spread­ing branches, so they can be grown in pa­tio pots. Al­ter­na­tively, plant them in the ground 60-90cm apart to make a dec­o­ra­tive screen or fruit­ing hedge. Ap­ples, pears, gages, damsons and cher­ries are all avail­able as Minarettes, which have been closely pruned to achieve a colum­nar ef­fect, so it’s pos­si­ble to grow an or­chard, even in a sub­ur­ban back­yard. Plum trees give es­pe­cially good value as the fruits can be eaten fresh or cooked and pre­served. The Ma­jorie’s Seedling va­ri­ety is ideal for colder ar­eas, and is also avail­able as a Minarette.

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