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Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Apr 26th, 2017, 7:35 pm
by TylerM4
I'd like to buy a combination stone fruit tree for planning ASAP. Something like Peach, Apricot, and plum.

Anyone know where such a tree can be found? I know they exist. Bylands is usually my go-to place for something like this but their website only shows a combination apple (already have one) or a combination plum (Not interested in 3 types of plums).

Thanks!

Re: Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Apr 26th, 2017, 8:00 pm
by Lady tehMa
That's a good question. I don't even know if they exist here . . .

I know Costco has a 4 variety apple, but I didn't know at all about any others that might be available. I'll be watching to see if anything comes of this.

Re: Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Apr 26th, 2017, 8:27 pm
by GordonH
TylerM4 wrote:I'd like to buy a combination stone fruit tree for planning ASAP. Something like Peach, Apricot, and plum.

Anyone know where such a tree can be found? I know they exist. Bylands is usually my go-to place for something like this but their website only shows a combination apple (already have one) or a combination plum (Not interested in 3 types of plums).

Thanks!


Or learn the art grafting for yourself.

Re: Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Apr 26th, 2017, 8:37 pm
by TylerM4
GordonH wrote:
Or learn the art grafting for yourself.


Always a possibility. Gaining access to the branches or buds from another tree is a bit of a pain tho.

Re: Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Apr 26th, 2017, 8:44 pm
by Grambuppy
I saw some fruit salad trees at Canadian Tire. Not sure what fruit they had but worth checking it out :smt045

Re: Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Apr 26th, 2017, 8:52 pm
by TylerM4
Grambuppy wrote:I saw some fruit salad trees at Canadian Tire. Not sure what fruit they had but worth checking it out :smt045


Thanks! I'll do that. Which store and when did you see them?

Re: Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Apr 26th, 2017, 9:41 pm
by Grambuppy
Saw them at the Canadian Tire store in Kelowna on the weekend. I think they were peach apricot nectarine plum and an apple

Re: Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Apr 27th, 2017, 6:58 pm
by TylerM4
Picked one up today! Thank-you.

FYI to anyone else - they've got 5 more in stock. $89.99ea

Re: Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Apr 27th, 2017, 8:37 pm
by Lady tehMa
TylerM4 wrote:Picked one up today! Thank-you.

FYI to anyone else - they've got 5 more in stock. $89.99ea


Yowch - those are a bit pricier than I was expecting. Is the peach freestone or clingstone? And how cold hardy?

The 4 apple variety is $55 at Costco - tag said it was good to zone 2, -46. A peach tree I was eyeing at Bylands was $55 as well.

Question - when you buy a tree, do you have to register or anything? I have an Italian Prune Plum so I don't need to spray - I heard there can be difficulties if you don't join the SIR program . . .

Re: Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Apr 28th, 2017, 9:15 am
by TylerM4
Lady tehMa wrote:
Yowch - those are a bit pricier than I was expecting. Is the peach freestone or clingstone? And how cold hardy?

The 4 apple variety is $55 at Costco - tag said it was good to zone 2, -46. A peach tree I was eyeing at Bylands was $55 as well.

Question - when you buy a tree, do you have to register or anything? I have an Italian Prune Plum so I don't need to spray - I heard there can be difficulties if you don't join the SIR program . . .


Yeah, the price is a little steep but I think it's worth it. The tree was actually grown by Bylands according to the label. Not on their website tho. May be able to pick it up directly from them for cheaper. I didn't want the hassle or to make a special trip out to the Westside so I was willing to pay the extra $30.

Rated zone 3. The peach variety is Red Haven which is a good all-around freestone peach from what I can tell.

Fruit Salad tree is all stonefruit which doesn't need to be registered with SIR. I believe only Apple, Crabapple, and Pear trees need to be registered.

Re: Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Apr 30th, 2017, 6:07 pm
by notme
I saw some multi apple varieties at Byland's on the westside. Not sure if they have a multi fruit?
They have lots of fruit trees so maybe check them out! A plum, peach apricot sounds amazing!!
Dogwood nurseries has lot's as well, but they are a bit of a drive from town.

Re: Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Jan 26th, 2018, 8:02 pm
by two_shoes1mit
I saw several different combination varieties at Dogwood Nursery in Westbank.

Re: Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Jan 26th, 2018, 8:04 pm
by Queen K
Lately? They are available now? :200:

Re: Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Jan 26th, 2018, 8:35 pm
by two_shoes1mit
I was looking at them this summer, as I had only just seen this on the net. They had many, and likely still do. I think I will try one this year.

Re: Where to buy a combination fruit tree?

PostPosted: Feb 7th, 2018, 10:20 pm
by Lady tehMa
I saw some at Canadian Tire last year. They had Bylands tags.