Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:17
Having learned from you kind people, the tree which I'd hoped was an apple, turns out to be a cherry plum, started me thinking about purchasing apple and pear tree's.
On the allotment we can only plant tree's from root stock M27 (very dwarfing) and M9 (dwarfing). Can anyone explain what this means, are tree's grafted on to the roots. The local GC has tree's on root stock M26!
We have a local nursery where you can purchase the tree now and pick up in November for planting as bare root. There doesn't seem to be alot of choice though and when I asked the lady in the shop what root stock they were on she looked at me like I'd just broken into speaking manderin chinese.
I also have a Q about variety...any recommendations. I'd want self polinating tree's as there's only really room for a couple of tree's.
Also a Q about tree's or cordons. The nursery had a brambly which looked the right shape to grow as a cordon...am I right in thinking these can be trained up fences...
Thank you for replies in advance...