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Easytrees - easy-to-grow fruit trees

Easytrees simple fruit trees from LuberaWhat exactly are Lubera® Easytrees®, which we also call "simple fruit trees"?

They are easy to care for and therefore simple because they grow into fertile spindle trees that do not grow too large without much training or pruning.

   
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More information about Easytrees - easy-to-grow, simple fruit trees

To avoid possible misunderstandings: Easytrees are not a variety or group of varieties - they are rather a specific tree shape that makes planting, raising and harvesting fruit trees much easier. We produce the Easytrees (simple fruit trees) as annual trees in 5 L pots.

Through special cultivation measures at our nursery, we get the young plants to form a few side branches, short spikes or flower buds on the main shoot in the first year. When these little trees are planted in the garden in late summer/autumn or in the spring, they automatically (i.e. predetermined by the cultivation measures in the nursery) form beautiful, flat and therefore fertile side shoots, which start to bear fruit in the year after planting at the latest. This in turn means that the Easytrees, the simple fruit trees, in the garden retain their elegantly slender spindle shape: they are busy bringing fruit to maturity and therefore have limited vegetative growth.

Apple and pear Easytrees grow to about 200-220 centimetres high and about 100-130 centimetres wide. In the case of stone fruit, the little trees can also grow somewhat larger.

Which varieties are produced and advertised as Easytrees®?

We produce a wide range of our Paradis® gourmet varieties and also the Redlove® apples as Easytrees. We also produce a selected range of suitable stone fruit and pear varieties. Especially the apple Easytrees have complementary advantages: first of all the resistant and better tasting varieties, which in the case of Redloves® also have an ornamental value, and then the simpler tree shape, which is programmed, so to speak, to the spindle shape and the early start of yield.

On which rootstocks are Easytrees® produced?

The Redlove® and Paradis® Easytrees are grafted on M9 rootstocks; the pears on quince C or A, peach/nectarines and plums on St. Julien, cherries on Gisela 5. But these are specifications for the specialists. Our aim is to graft the simple fruit trees onto rootstocks that combine the greatest possible security with early yield and reduced growth. The rootstock provides the potential, so to speak, which is then fulfilled by the tree shape and your gardening work. 

How must Easytrees® be pruned?

Basically not at all! We don't want to deliberately encourage the young, pre-programmed trees to only grow...if the Easytrees have not yet formed side shoots (typical for the variety), the middle shoot should be pruned (cut off 5 cm). 

For which tree shapes and for which training systems are Easytrees® suitable?

First of all, for the spindle shape, i.e. a tree consisting of a centre and side shoots that become shorter towards the top and are attached to the centre as horizontally as possible. It is also this tree shape that is already pre-programmed in the Easytree young plants... 

Do Easytrees® need a pole or stake?

Yes, Easytrees need a pole or stake. It is best to drive the pole into the planting pit and then attach the tree to the pole. The Easytree will bear so much fruit so quickly that it will only remain stable with the help of a pole. Or you could put it another way: the compactness of the tree and the early yield is at the expense of stability. You just cannot have everything. ;-) 

The use of Easytrees® for espalier trees, diagonal trees and trellis shapes

The Easytrees are also the only tree form suitable training espalier trees. Planted between August and April, they are already preformed into the espalier form (but not yet tied down completely into the horizontal) and then fill their space within two growing seasons. 

Easytrees® are also suitable for growing diagonal trees, which are planted and trained diagonally along trellises and house walls. This diagonal planting is particularly successful with cherries and apricots and leads to healthier, more fertile and also smaller trees. Instead of a trellis being formed from a tree, the formal and diagonal, sometimes X-shaped Easytrees together form an attractive, geometric pattern for a fruit hedge that will start to yield from the second year onwards. What all of these special forms of cultivation based on the Easytree have in common is that the side shoots that are advanced in the Easytree® must not develop freely, but that each side shoot that is longer than 15-20 cm should be cut back to 15-20 cm twice a year, in March and around the longest day. This produces light but compact fruit wood on the dominant central axis.

What are the advantages of Easytrees®?

  • A compact, easy to handle young plant in a 5 L pot
  • No plant shock due to the small young plant
  • Preprogrammed for horizontal side shoots and early yield
  • Preprogrammed for simple spindle training
  • Combined with the advantages of the Lubera® Paradis® and Redlove® varieties
  • The ideal young plants for espalier training (especially apples and pears)
  • The ideal young plant for diagonal tree training  (all types of fruit, but especially for cherries and apricots)
  • The ideal young plant for formal fruit hedges with geometric patterns (X planting or diagonal planting)

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