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    apple bonsai

    hi mike i was wondering if u know of any places to buy an apple bonsai tree from.

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    apple bonsai

    ebay has some but searching out a shop selling them through google would be a good idea as well.<br><br>Post edited by: Seanstar, at: 2009/11/20 15:33

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    alright ill try that thanks.

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    alright ill try that thanks.

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    Re:apple bonsai

    That would be the best place , try buying apples and planting the seeds that will work too, in spring look up apple seedlings you will fine a lot of them, in the fall and winter they will stop selling them....

    Mike....:O)

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    Re:apple bonsai

    how long after the seedling has been growing as a bonsai tree does it take to fruit.

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    Re:apple bonsai

    dilly32 wrote:
    how long after the seedling has been growing as a bonsai tree does it take to fruit.
    It will take many years to grow an apple tree from seed for it to produce blossom and fruit.
    It also won't grow 'true' from the seed that you sow.
    If you want an apple bonsai, air layer from an established tree or trunk cut a non-grafted nursery tree.

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    Re:apple bonsai

    i've also been interested in making bonsai fruit trees with some cuttings from an apple and a cherry tree that we have. Would it be possible to have a plum bonsai as well? Also, I was wondering about what was meant by a apple tree grown from a seed not growing "true."

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    Re:apple bonsai

    Hi Chris, many of our fruits are not natural, but are produced by genetic hybriding. The seeds from these fruits will not produce the hybrid tree, but will produce the tree that the hybrid was made from. Many of the Japanese maples, especially the fancy ones, are hybrid and the seeds will give you regular Acer palmatum. Red Delicious apple seeds will not produce Red Delicious apples, will not grow "true to kind." I have several flowering plum bonsai. Almost any tree can be bonsai if you like its characteristics. Leaf size is a big consideration, and growth habits.
    Happy Holly Daze!

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    Re:apple bonsai

    Wow, thanks for that bit of info! :cheer: I always thought hybrid plants made seeds of their same kind...however, since its almost always better to start from cuttings than seeds, i guess it doesnt really matter does it? :P

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