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4 on 1 apple tree
#95698 February 9th, 2007 at 01:16 AM
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What are your thoughts on 4 on 1 apple trees?

I am looking to buy 1, where is a good place to buy one?

So far just Henry Fields and Gurneys have them listed.

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#95699 February 9th, 2007 at 10:46 AM
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Good morning ami,

Four in one apple trees are awesome, we bought one about 4 years ago and it's doing well it has macintosh, gala, red delicious and granny smith....I actually think we bought at Lowes. We are beginning to get apples on it....We made it an addition to our macintosh apple tree......this helped that tree produce apples....I think it was lacking a pollination partner, when we got the second apple tree our first apple tree started producing apples better.

Besides, the four in one apple trees have 4 different blossoms on it......that are all pretty

I would definately buy another four in one if I only had a bigger lawn to put it in.....hubby keeps threatening to buy me a push mower if I add any more flowerbeds to the lawn, so I have to be very careful......I like using the riding mower.........lol

Good luck and let me know if you buy a 4in1 this spring, I think you would like it.....


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#95700 March 8th, 2007 at 05:26 PM
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The only one thing that might be bad that I heard, that sometimes there's a dominate apple,
eventually takes over after a few years...

I am not sure of what cause's it, or how to stop it, but still, any home grown apple is better than store or none at all...

Go for it...
Sounds de~lishhhhh!!!

If I had room I'd have some...

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#95701 March 9th, 2007 at 01:49 AM
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Well I got it planted tonight.
Here is what they say about it:

Each tree bears four different apple varieties which may be Rome, Red and Yellow Delicious, McIntosh Red, or Granny Smith, so you can enjoy many flavors and uses from a relatively small space. Produces fruit over a much longer period than you could expect from a single tree. Self-pollinating - the different varieties pollinate each other for optimum yields.

But they did say which of the 4 it has.

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#95702 March 9th, 2007 at 03:03 AM
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How many years before you get fruit from it???

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#95703 March 9th, 2007 at 03:24 AM
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I would think 3 or 4.

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#95704 March 9th, 2007 at 04:48 AM
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Another advantage of 4 in 1 apple tree is that you will have apples ripening at different times.

Many fruit trees are sold when they are 1 to 3 years old. So, technically some grafted fruit trees like yours may bear in about 2 years after planting.

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#95705 March 9th, 2007 at 05:25 AM
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That is true...
on both accounts..

That has got to be alot of fun to
get different one's at different times....

I wonder if there is any extra stress on
a tree like that though...
Or extra special feedings or whatever you have to do....

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#95706 March 9th, 2007 at 12:34 PM
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Weezie is right about one type taking over the rest. I have two of the stone-fruit cocktail trees, the apricot grafts failed on both & the nectarine branches aren't looking too good. :p Looks like I may end up with just peaches and plums...but hey, couldn't beat the 2-for-1 price! clp

Depending on how these trees do, I'm considering getting the apple one as well...if DH lets me add another tree! (I had him cut down 2 last year) lala

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#95707 March 10th, 2007 at 01:04 AM
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Where did you buy this tree?

This may just what I need.

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#95708 March 10th, 2007 at 02:51 AM
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I am just wondering if you need to buy two of the same trees for pollination purposes or if all the different flowers pollinate each other?

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#95709 March 10th, 2007 at 03:07 AM
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One type should pollinate one of the others. It least that would make the most sense.

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#95710 March 10th, 2007 at 12:42 PM
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I got mine at a local nursery. I've never seen them at the big-box stores. You can also order them online, but I'm always leery of big plant purchases online. I would start with your small nurseries that carry trees, ask if they will be carrying or can order.

My understanding is that the stone fruit trees are all self-pollinating varieties...I would think they would have to be, since they are different types of fruit. Not such an issue with apples, which can pollinate each other!

Hoping for fruit this year - the nursery guy said they fruited last year, but I got them at the end of the season.

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#95711 March 10th, 2007 at 03:48 PM
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I have a 5 in 1 apple tree. it has MacIntosh, Cortland, Melrose, Gravenstein, and Yellow delicious. Last year was it's third year and I had three apples on it.

A moose found it's way in my yard and did alot of damage to the Cortland branch but i cut it back to an upward small branch and will hope for the best.

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#95712 March 12th, 2007 at 01:30 AM
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Just wondering how tall the tress gets, and do you harvest lots of apples off it?

Were going shoppin at Mussers Nursery here in Penna......i hope to get one.

Thanks.
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