FRUIT TREES FROM STONES

NZ Gardener - Garden Diary 2018 - - Grow Fruit Trees -

Can you grow fruit trees from stones? Yes, you can! But be pre­pared to wait sev­eral years be­fore you get any fruit. Most pits and stones take three to four months to sprout and some­times years to fruit, so if you are in a hurry, buy a ma­ture, grafted fruit tree. But patience is a virtue. Peaches be­gin crop­ping in three or four years from plant­ing out their stone (not too long in the grand scheme of things). Plums take longer, but the trick is to grow so many, and of var­i­ous kinds, that you’ve al­ways got some­thing com­ing on and those slow-pro­duc­ers don’t mat­ter.

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