DWARF FRUIT TREES
THEIR PROPAGATION, PRUNING,
AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT,
ADAPTED TO THE UNITED STATES
F. A. WAUGH
ORANGE JUDD COMPANY
fruit tree is simply one which does not reach full size.
It is not so large as it might be expected to be. It is
smaller than a normal tree of the same variety and age.
indeed some trees which are normally dwarf, so to speak.
They never reach a considerable size. They are smaller
than other better known and related species. For
example, the species Prunus pumila besseyi is
sometimes called the dwarf sand cherry, simply because
it is always notably smaller than related species. The
Paradise apple is spoken of as a dwarf because it never
attains the stature which other apples attain.
But in the
technical sense, as the term is used by nurserymen