[NAFEX] growing fruit trees close to the ground

waayupnorth waayupnorth at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 29 12:51:55 EST 2007

I've heard that in Morden, Manitoba there was a fellow who trained a peach tree so its branches were close to the ground, so that he could cover the entire tree with raked leaves for winter protection; and that he would share his peach crop with folks at the Morden Experiment Station.

And I've read quite a while ago that in Siberia or in that general part of the world someone was growing apple trees in a similar fashion.  Not sure if they covered the trees too or if they just let Mother Nature cover them with snow.

Does anyone have any further information about growing fruit trees close to the ground, to help with winter protection?

NW Minnesota

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