I am growing fruit trees ( plums (some from plumcots) / peaches ) from seeds. Is it possible to force early fruiting to reduce the time to determine whether the fruit is good?
Young fruit trees in nurseries often have a few pieces of fruit on them, but after planting may not grow fruit for another year or two.
Will the following help in gaining fruit earlier than usual, and what is your advice?
-Keeping the seedling tree in a small container
-Grafting the seedling tree to an older and highly precocious root stock, while keeping it in a small container - At what size / age can the seedling tree be grafted?
-Significant pruning of either option