February 16, 2012

© Freya Najade

Modern apple growers use apple varieties that are grafted onto Dwarfing Rootstocks. Developed at a research station in Kent these rootstocks reduce the tree size, but not the size of the fruit or the amount of fruits harvested. The trees need less water and less space than traditional apple trees, which makes high density planting possible. The fruits are more accessible and easier to pick, because the trees are smaller.

2 Responses to “”

  1. Rebecca Harley Says:

    I’m very interested in this new project. Be lovely to catch up with you at the Elephant exhibition. x

  2. Freya Says:

    Yes let’s do! I am looking forward : )

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