Growing miniature fruit trees and non-native plants, even tropical fruit trees, IS possible on your homestead , no matter where you live a and should be!
Miniature Fruit Trees and Non-Native Plants
Raising and preserving fruit , non-native, and off-season plants ensures you and your beloveds will have a well-rounded diet without spending a dime to purchase fresh produce from the supermarket during the winter months- or if a long-term tragedy strikes. If an apocalyptic event happens, the miniature fruit trees and other non-native harvests will stimulate excellent barter items and provide essential nutrients, like vitamin C, the body needs to remain healthy and strong.
Growing dwarf fruit trees and non-native plants, such as rice, coffee, and tobacco are also perfect for urban and suburban preppers and folks who are carving out a small homestead. They can all be grown in pots outdoors during the warm weather months and then covered in plastic to make a mini-hot house, moved either inside the home or into a greenhouse. Closing in a porch makes a great inexpensive wintertime growing area that is camouflaged from prying eyes during a doomsday disaster.
What is a miniature fruit tree?
It is possible to grow oranges, lemons, tangelos, bananas, dwarf apple trees, and even coffee trees while the snow is heavily falling outside. Miniature fruit trees routinely grow to be about 10 feet tall. Some assortments of dwarf trees only grow to reach about three feet tall, such as dwarf banana trees. Regardless of the ultimate size of the miniature trees, the fruit they produce is normal sizing!
Genetic engineering is not used to create miniature fruit trees. A instead tried and true old-fashioned technique commonly referred to as grafting is used when creating dwarf trees. A branch of a fruiting tree is grafted into rootstock.
The specific stocks are choice because of their resistance to disease, drought, how adaptive they are to differing soil forms, and because of their general hardiness and sizing. The miniature trees will merely grow as tall as the roots permit, so blending it with a branch from a specific rootstock allows the grower to control the size of the tree.
Miniature fruit trees reach maturity far more quickly than their full-size equivalents. You do not have to wait for up to five years to get a full quality harvest rom a dwarf tree a they bear fruit within one to two years. Nurseries can create custom dwarf trees for customers, even ones which produce more than one type of fruit.
Types of Dwarf Fruit Trees
Apple Apricot Almond Banana Cherry Coffee Fig Lime Lemon Grapefruit Nectarines Orange Olive Peach Pears Tangelos