Fruit trees, Dwarf cultivars, Western Australia
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IN this country where most fruits and particularly apples and pears are grown without irrigation, heavy crops and summer stress restrict tree size.
The aim of most growers therefore, has been to grow larger trees and little interest has been shown in trees with dwarfing tendencies.
However, in countries with ideal conditions for growth, trees tend to grow too big and become uneconomic in terms of labour costs.
"Dwarf fruit trees,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol2/iss3/6