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Fruit Cocktail Tree

Fruit Cocktail Tree

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This tree is just undeniably unusual, as it gives its owner peaches, plums and nectarines all on just one trunk.  If you want something rare or want a variety of fruit trees, but lack the space to plant them—then the Fruit Cocktail Tree will give you everything you desire. As a bonus, you get an interesting variety of spring blooms that cannot be rivaled. This rare tree is sure to be something your neighbors will be talking about.

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Fruit Cocktail Tree

3 Different Fruits from 1 Spectacular Tree

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

4-5 ft.

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Fruit Cocktail Tree
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Fruit Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
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Planting Mix for Fruit Trees
Fruit Cocktail Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Fruit Cocktail Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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Fruit Cocktail Tree
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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If you love fresh fruit and have been longing to grow fruit trees but have limited garden space, this exciting multi-fruit tree is a must have. With our Fruit Cocktail Tree, you can expect to be harvesting bushels of ripe peaches, plums and nectarines all season long.

This unique specimen is cultivated by grafting three single-stone fruit selections together onto the one remaining fruit tree—thereby giving you 3 fruit trees on a single trunk! We combine the best of each variety to ensure you get a healthy, hardy cultivar that will provide you with years of fruit production.

Springtime will bring an explosion of color to your garden, when your Fruit Cocktail Tree begins blossoming. Fragrant white to pale pink to deep crimson flowers begin budding, drawing ooh’s and ah’s from all the lucky spectators.

By mid-summer you can look forward to tree-ripened fruit, picked fresh from your own orchard. Your harvesting season will provide you with an ample amount of fruit for snacking fresh off the tree, canning, freezing, cooking preserves, and baking pies and cobblers. On a hot summer afternoon, you could be enjoying some freshly churned peach ice cream.

Our Fruit Cocktail Tree is self-pollinating, adaptable to most soil types and will mature to heights of about 10-15 feet, ensuring a safe and hassle-free harvest that won’t require a tall ladder. Plum trees are typically more vigorous growers than the other specimens, so a little pruning will be necessary to keep the plum portion of your tree from taking over.

Overall, this tree is easy to care for and fairly trouble-free. It’s a rare hybrid that is not usually seen in your local garden center, so be sure to pick one up before we’re sold out.

With produce and fuel costs on the rise, consider the money-saving value of being able to skip that drive to the supermarket and just walk out your back door to pick tree-ripened fruit fresh off your own tree. And you’ll enjoy the peace of mind in knowing your fruit is safe and healthy, grown with no harmful chemicals or pesticide sprays.

Our Fruit Cocktail Trees are not sold as young seedlings or twigs, but rather they have been bud grafted by hand and given extra time in the nursery to mature and branch out. Initial pruning and training has already been done for you to ensure you’ll be taking delivery of a healthy specimen, ready to provide you with years of prolific fruit production.




Growing Zones: 6-9

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 8-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, WA
Growing Zones 6-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 6-9
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Fruit Cocktail Tree

Specific Directions for Fruit Cocktail Tree

Your Fruit Cocktail Tree will flourish in an area that receives at least six hours of sunlight a day. Fruit Cocktail Trees prefer full sun, but can tolerate shade. If kept indoors place your Fruit Cocktail Tree by a large sunny window. South facing areas receive the most light.

Fruit Cocktail Trees will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Add organic matter or potting mix to your soil to improve drainage. Keep your soil moist, not over saturated. Give your Fruit Cocktail Tree a slow deep watering once a week.

Early in the Spring, Summer and Fall fertilize your Fruit Cocktail Tree with a slow release all purpose fertilizer like 10-10-10. In the spring you'll see an array of flowers, white, pink and ruby red. The flowers will turn into a variety of fruit ready to be harvested in the Summer.

Your fruit is ripe and ready to be picked when it achieves full size and full color, with no hints of green on the skin. If your fruit feels hard, it's not ready. Your fruit should be soft and slightly firm to the touch.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Fruit Cocktail Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Fruit Cocktail Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Fruit Cocktail Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I planted this tree in late fall a year and a half ago. The very first summer we saw fruit, about six peaches and 17 nectarines (it produced a couple plums that didn't make it). We are now at the end of May in our second spring and the tree has doubled in size and is producing a ton of all three types of fruit. We did use a stake fertilizer made for fruit trees this spring and last. Not sure if that made a difference. I am very happy with the tree and would highly recommend it
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I was very disappointed by this tree. I ordered two early summer 2013 and both arrived very heavily diseased with leaf spot. I am still trying to nurse them back to health but they do not seem to be doing very well. I expected trees in better health and could understand how something small could be missed but these trees were obviously in very poor health but were sent to me anyway despite the relatively high cost that I paid. I don't think that I will order again.
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
Fun experiment, but alas, my grandfather is laughing at me from his grave. The fruit has been sparse and inedible. After the first two years, the grafts died and all that has produced is the peach. Very oddly shaped growing habit. I'm glad others had more luck
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December 31, 2012
I thought this was a great idea when I planted two of these in the fall three years ago. Now, I'm not so sure. I feel like they are just taking up valuable garden space. Neither of the Apricot branches lived. They didn't have any signs of life from the first spring then fell off as twigs. Now, one tree has all peaches and the other is all plums. Both trees were loaded down at the beginning of the season this spring with either peaches or plums then I noticed the majority of them fell off when they got to the size of a peanut m&m. I use fertilizer spikes for fruit tree from Jobes, which work great for my fig bush. If I don't use them it doesn't put out as much, so I know there is a difference. I pruned this this year and I do know how to prune fruit trees. They get regular water during dry spells and are in full sun most of the day(6+ hours
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December 31, 2012
Tree arrived perfectly wrapped and is doing well outside on our porch. We have had it for just about a year and it is healthy and full of leaves. No fruit yet but we were not expecting that for a year or too, So far I am very pleased with this tree.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I have 2 fruit cocktail trees. The first one I planted had huge, delicious yellow peaches on it the very first season. The plum graft did not take. Instead of nectarines I got delicious small white peaches. The second tree had a few plums and some peaches this year, but it was not a good year for fruit here. On the whole, I was very satisfied with my trees; I've recommended it to everyone and friends are always amazed by the ""cocktail tree."" It takes up very little space, the fruit is excellent. They do need to be supported, as the fruit is very heavy, especially the huge yellow peaches.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Planted last Aug or Sept., seems it is growing pretty good, has grown about a foot since planted. Hopefully will have some fruit in one or two years.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I purchased the fruit cocktail tree to replace a dead peach tree that was in our backyard. The cocktail tree arrived in full bloom, but with the heavy winds, all the blooms fell off and we didn't get any fruit this year. Hopefully next year, the tree will be a bit stronger, and we'll actually be able to taste some of the fruit :-
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I was very happy with the timely manner the product was delivered and packaged. The tree itself is of a bigger size then I imagined and it arrived still potted in its original pot. The tree seems very healthy and all the grafts seem to be okay,except for the plum; Its very small and thin I am hoping it will grow with the tree, although I know i will have very few plums in the first few seasons as the graft is only 5-6 inches long.Overall the tree is healthy and I feel okay to give it 5 stars. Will keep you posted (god willing
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
First order from FGT.com and was worried about how item would arrive. Was packaged and shipped very professionally. Communication and tracking info was great via FedEx. Double thick box was very secure, roots were well wrapped (15 gal wrapped in plastic), trunk braced well. Couple small twig branches were snapped, but nothing major. Tree looked in great shape, will update in summer as to how fruit supply is coming
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
Bought this 4 in 1 peach in fall of 2011. Planted as instructed and was surprised the first fruits this year of 2012. Had well over 20 which I was afraid of breaking the branches.I believe the dogs got the fruit first none was found on the ground.Most were a little larger than golf ball size but will work on developing larger next year.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
I was disappointed in the fruit cocktail tree. First, the plum graft dried up before it even bloomed, then the ""nectarines"" were not nectarines at all but small white peaches, which, while delicious, were not what I expected. The large yellow peaches, however, were outstanding, so I give this tree 3 stars
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Just got done cutting mine down today. After 4 years, all it has produced is inedible golf ball sized peaches. You're mileage may vary I suppose
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December 31, 2012
I ordered the fruit cocktail tree Spring 2012, and when it arrived it was very healthy. I planted it and so far, the nectarines are the only fruit that the fruit coctail tree is producing. Hopefully more fruit will grow--if not, next year hopefully
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Love the tree, it is already producing, and I am anxious to see how the first crop turns ou
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Very cool tree. Didn't expect fruit the 1st yr but with the main tree being a peach tree we have about 40 peaches growing now! We're excited. One graft broke on a windy day so we recommend staking/stabilizing early.
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Does this tree come with a root ball?
A shopper on Jun 16, 2014
Best Answer: yes - it has a nice size root ball. We planted ours last year. We had to dig a rather large whole. About 3 feet deep and about that wide to make sure it was nicely planted. Year 2 it is doing well. We don't expect fruit for a couple of years, but is has beautiful flowers and leaves. One fruit didn't do as well as others, but seems to be coming back now. Hope this helps.
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I live in San Antonio Tx. Will this tree withstand direct sun highs of 104 and freezing conditions? Usually not lower than 20 degrees.
j m on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: The Fruit Cocktail Tree should grow fine in San Antonio. It can take the heat! Just be sure to follow the planting and care instructions.

http://www.plantingdirections.com/fruit-cocktail-tree/
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What type of plum is this? I want to know if it will work as a pollinator for other plum trees.
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: It's the Methley Plum
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When should I plant?
Larry P on Jun 4, 2014
Best Answer: You can plant this tree at anytime. Now is the best time as it gives the plant some time to really take strength for the winter.
For the first couple of years, you need to take out some of the peaches as peach is the strongest part of the tree. Plums will flower but they do not hold for awhile. My cocktail tree has 4 in one (Apricot being the forth).

I hope this helps.

Regards

Arban
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Are the peaches juicy? Haven't had a juicy peach in so many years I'm wondering if they still exist.
Karen M W on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: We've only had it 1 season so we pulled the fruit to help aid root establishment last year. The tree survived a colder winter than I can remember and is full of new growth and tons of fruit this season. I haven't tasted yet but the imagine it'll be great!
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what if the tree dies after I plant it?
Mark H on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: Hi Mark... Our Fruit cocktail tree is now two years old, it did bear some fruit the first year. Now it has found its feet and we do expect it to do rather well this Fall... I would till a wide area, perhaps 3 feet in diameter, as deep as two feet, add fertilizer and water well. If it dies quickly I think the the Fast Growing Tree folks will replace it. It does need good full light, no shade... hope this helps... best from Texas, Hunter Todd
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what if the tree dies after planting?
Mark H on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: I bought one last spring and it didn't make it thru the winter. I called and they were happy to send me a new one once I sent a picture of the tree. All I had to pay for was shipping. Fast growing trees is a great company and of all the plants I've bought from them only 2 things have not survived. Both times they happily sent me a new plant.
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I live in south Florida. Will the stone fruit cocktail tree work here? Also, do you sell citrus fruit cocktail trees?
Amy W on Jun 5, 2014
Best Answer: Stone fruit should grow well in Florida. I love my cocktail tree, I just wish it came with more than one tiny branch of apricots. Every other variety is quite substantial; I even got fruit my first year! I have not seen citrus cocktail trees on this website.
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what if the tree dies after I plant it?
Mark H on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: We have an optional one year warranty that can be purchased. Please refer to the link below:

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Guarantee.htm
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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Can u supply these trees to INDIA?
divya s on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: Sorry, but we are unable to ship outside of the continental US
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 15, 2014
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how can I receive one in ca?
cyn2277 on Jul 6, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately California has agricultural laws put in place that legally prevent us from shipping Fruit Cocktail Trees there.
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Is November too late to plant this tree in Beaverton?
Tooran Y on Nov 6, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
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late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.