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What is Backyard Orchard Culture? Can fruit trees really be kept that small?

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The objective of Backyard Orchard Culture is a prolonged harvest of tree-ripe fruit from a small space in the yard. This is accomplished by planting an assortment of fruit trees close together and keeping them small  by summer pruning.

Backyard Orchard Culture Is High Density Planting & Successive Ripening

The length of the fruit season is maximized by planting several (or many) fruit varieties with different ripening times.

Because of the limited space available to most homeowners, this means using one or more of the techniques for close-planting and training fruit trees; two, three or four trees in one hole, espalier, and hedgerow are the most common of these techniques.

Can fruit trees really be kept that small?