Apple Trees for the Urban Homestead – Organic Gardening – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

By Deanna Tworivers

In 2010 we moved into an urban duplex and began to farm the flowerbeds and back alley.

One of the first things we did was to dream over the Raintree Nursery catalog. After many hours we settled on the dwarf varieties of Greensleeves (originally and English tree) and Beni-shogun (a type of Fuji developed for the Pacific NW). These trees were planted in large pots, planning ahead to the day when we would have our own home and could plant them in the ground. We also got a free tree from Craigslist. This tree, named River Road, was grafted by a member of a local tree grafting society.

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