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.


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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