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dwarf citrus kumquat can easily be grown in a bonsai bag picture taken at Daleys Nursery up against the shed in 2004

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There are many ways to have Dwarf Fruit Trees suitable for turning your small backyard into a thriving orchard. To grow dwarf trees successfully in containers all you need to do is supply a rich potting mix and re-pot regularly. Feed the trees every 6 months with a slow release fertiliser, provide plenty of sunlight, and keep the tree moist. The secret with keeping trees healthy and productive in containers is to re-pot and prune (roots and tops) at least every two years.
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Naturally Dwarf Plants

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These plant varieties are naturally small and often very good for growing in pots. They are usually very easy to keep under 2m tall via pruning when grown in the ground or via root restriction in a pot.
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Semi Dwarf Plants

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When compared to the average size of this plant they are usually much smaller. Eg. If a mulberry naturally grows to 10m but this particular mulberry is known to be 2-5m then this is a semi dwarf fruit tree. Often produced by growing them from cuttings but can be just unique to the particular variety.
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True Dwarf Plants

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A true dwarf uses grafting or cuttings to produce a tree that is very compact and small but produces the same sized fruit. Examples would be citrus where the tree usually grows over 5m but when dwarf it can be under 2m.

Dwarf Avocado - Lamb Hass (A)

$69.00 ($69.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Larger and rounder than most other avocado varieties. It has a very dark, almost black skin that only gets darker as it ripens. The flesh is a pale green colour with a creamier consistency than the more common Hass and it has a slightly nutty and creamy taste. It has a medium-sized seed. Lamb Hass is a smaller tree that bears more fruit and it matures later in the season than regular Hass avocados. The symmetrical fruit has pebbly skin with green flecks. This variety has Plant Breeder Rights over it.
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Acerola - Florida Sweet

$19.75 ($14.90-$79.00 choose a size)

This bright red cherry like fruit has varying tastes during different stages as it ripens. When fully ripe the fruit is juicy and aromatic with its acid content giving it a sweet acid apple-like flavour. The tree can produce a number or crops each year, making for quite a long harvest season. Our selection is called the acerola Florida Sweet Cherry and is a pleasant eating variety that is not too sour. The acerola is well suited to pot culture where it can be kept to a smaller size. It could also be grown this way in cooler climates where it can be moved to a warmer position in the winter. A word of warning the foliage of the plant is covered in tiny irritating stinging hairs that can produce an allergic reaction. When pruning your trees wear a long sleeved shirt and a pair of gloves.
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Dwarf Orange - Navelina

$39.00

A Spanish variety. Navelina produces fruit of excellent quality and brilliant colour, very early in the season. Good fruit size and naturally develops an outstanding deep red orange skin which is very attractive. Trees are compact and smaller growing than most varieties of orange.

Dwarf Lemon - Lisbon

$39.00

A good quality sour lemon with high juice and acid levels. The fruits of Eureka and Lisbon are very similar. Vigorous and productive, trees are very thorny particularly when young.The dwarf rootstock, flying dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen.

Dwarf Coffee - Catuai

$17.75 ($4.90-$59.00 choose a size)

A dwarf coffee selection suitable for handpicking. Makes an ideal selection for growing in a pot as an ornamental. Prolific cropper of quality roasting beans. Available as a seedling and a cutting grown product. The cutting grown product shows a stronger dwarfing tendency.

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