Richard Hentschel discusses the most popular fruit tree grown in Northern Illinois and relates the differences between regular, spur type, double dwarf and dwarfing rootstocks for apples for the home orchard. Which size you grow should be determined by how much space you have in your yard. Not all apple fruit trees are available in dwarf sizes.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.