Skip to Content.
Sympa Menu

nafex - [NAFEX] growing fruit trees close to the ground

Subject: North American Fruit Explorers mailing list at ibiblio

List archive

Chronological Thread  
  • From: waayupnorth <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: [NAFEX] growing fruit trees close to the ground
  • Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 09:51:55 -0800 (PST)

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

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

NW Minnesota

Be a better friend, newshound, and
know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now.;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ

Archive powered by MHonArc 2.6.24.

Top of Page