Jack French gardening: dwarf fruit trees can be terrific

Jackie French
By Jackie French
April 16 2022 - 7:30pm
A dwarf peach. Picture: Shutterstock

Once upon a time when backyards were enormous, their fruit trees could be gigantic too. I've seen orange trees towering over rooftops, pear trees that would let a burglar climb up to a three-storey balcony, and apple trees with trunks as thick as my waist, ie substantial.

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Jackie French

Jackie French

Canberra Times columnist

Jackie French is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children' Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also writes a gardening column for The Canberra Times.

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