fruit trees have many advantages to regular seedling fruit
trees. First of all, the rootstock has been specifically bred
to provide the most nutrients that the tree needs to thrive.
Grafted fruit trees will also tend to be more hardy than seedling
trees, and easier to grow. It is important to note that if
the graft of a grafted fruit tree becomes submerged in soil,
roots may sprout out of the scion, and the fruit produced
may be completely different than what was expected.
fruit trees also prevail over seedling fruit trees in that
they can be smaller. Seedling fruit trees may grow as high
as twenty feet or more. They also require a lot of room around
them in order to thrive. Proper selection of a rootstock for
a grafted fruit tree can limit the height that the tree will
reach, and therefore limit the space needed. Some rootstocks
are dwarfing, meaning that the trees will grow smaller. There
are rootstocks that can actually limit the height of the tree
to one-fifth the original size.