The Q&A Archives: Choosing Dwarf (Miniature) Fruit Trees for VA

Question: What type of miniature fruit trees would be good for my area and when should they be planted? Dywane Hall Springfield, VA

Answer: You're lucky! In your area you should be able to plant most types of dwarf fruit trees -- apple, pear, peach, nectarine, cherry, plum. Look for disease-resistant varieties to help cut down on pesticide application. Miller Nursery in Canandaigua, NYis a mail-order nursery selling a variety of dwarf fruit trees; their catalog has some useful information. Their number is 1-800-836-9630

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