Do you think that because you live in a city or urban area you cannot enjoy fresh fruit from your own trees? Thankfully there are hybrid species that are able to use small areas due to tall crowns, rather than broad spreading branch
Dwarf trees that are commonly available include nectarine, olive, pear, peach, apricot, apple, cherry, fig, citrus and quince.A dwarf tree could be 8-10 feet however a miniature tree remains between 6-8 feet keeping it smaller.
See our ingenious pruning method for growing an orchard in a small backyard. Shown: Kept small with timed pruning, this 'Fuji' apple tree stands about 4 feet high and wide and produces an ample crop of full-size fruits.
This revolutionary pruning method will give you more fruit growing options, because nearly any deciduous fruit variety can be trained to stay compact. Learn how and when to prune fruit trees so that they’ll thrive, even in small gardens. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.