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Digital Subscriptions > Kitchen Garden Magazine > 257 - Febraury 2019 > PART ONE: FRUIT TREE PROPAGATION


In part one of a two-part series, David Patch takes a look at rootstocks, what they are, why we use them and how to choose the best stock for your particular situation
Rootstocks heeled in for March planting

The choice of rootstock is probably the most important decision you have to make when buying any top fruit tree – arguably even more important than the choice of variety! Get it wrong and you could end up with an unproductive bonsai, or else an 8m (25ft) tall monster that swamps everything else in the garden. Familiarise yourself with a few rootstock names, learn about their relative strengths and weaknesses and you’ll be able to pick the most suitable one for you.

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Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine In this issue: Future-Proofing at Ferris Farm Gaby Bartai meets a gardener who is creating a vegetable plot that can rise above future health challenges. Veg of the Month - Parsnips KG editor Steve Ott loves parsnips and brings you his top tips for success. Safe and Secure Upgrade your garden security with some 21st century products, says KG editor Steve Ott. And much more!