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Old May 3rd, 2005, 12:18 AM
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Fruit Trees for a small Vancouver backyard

I am researching apple and pear trees for planting in Vancouver.

I have a small backyard in East Vancouver and wish to plant one pear tree and one apple tree - probably with 2 or 3 types of fruit grafted to each tree. (Easing pollination and maximizing variety of fruit)

Where can I purchase good fruit trees? Heritage fruit appeals to me.

What type of pear and apple trees do you recommend for a south facing and south sloping small backyard in East Vancouver.

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Tom Beasley
Vancouver BC
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 09:21 AM
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Re: Fruit Trees for a small Vancouver backyard

You may want to think about self fertile varieties

You will probably want a drawf roostock as well.
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Re: Fruit Trees for a small Vancouver backyard

Hi Tom,

You might also like to consider a visit to the Food Garden here at UBC. We've dozens of different apples and pears growing that would be suitable for a small yard, many of them espaliered.

To source heritage varieties, I suggest keeping an eye on next year's events at Seedy Saturday (at least for pears), or dropping by this year's Applefest - heritage trees are available.

I've also forwarded your question to Tony Maniezzo, the Horticulturist who tends the Food Garden - he might chime in with a few recommendations, but he is understandably quite busy at this time of year.
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