- The prolonged harvest of tree-ripe fruit from a small space.
- Many fruit varieties may be be planted close together.
- The trees should be kept small by summer pruning.
Backyard Orchard Culture Is High Density Planting And Successive Ripening
Backyard Orchard Culture Means Accepting The Responsibility For Tree Size
- If trees are kept small, it is possible to plant a greater number of trees, affording the opportunity for more kinds of fruit and a longer fruit season.
- Most semi-dwarfing rootstocks do not control fruit-tree size as much as you might expect.
- Rootstocks can help to improve soil and climate adaptation, pest and disease resistance, precocity (heavy bearing in early years), tree longevity, and ease of propagation.
- To date, no rootstocks have been developed which do all these things, plus fully-dwarf the scion.
Pruning is the only way to keep most fruit trees under twelve feet tall.
This information about high density planting is from Dave Wilson Nursery at: