Stark® Custom Graft® Trees
Limited space doesn’t have to mean a limited selection of fruit. Stark® Custom Graft® fruit trees have two (or more) varieties carefully grafted onto one tree. These multi-grafted fruit trees require less space to grow than separate trees, and also provide compatible pollinators — built right in! To ensure success growing multiple varieties on your Stark® Custom Graft® fruit trees, be sure to prune to keep all varieties in balance.
Pruning is one of the most important ways to help ensure that your tree gets off to the right start and has the best chance for success. That’s why Stark Bro’s professionals prune many of our fruit trees before shipment — at no cost to you!
We get you started, but you will need to prune throughout the life of your tree. Doing so will help eliminate extra buds that can slow development and allow your tree to form a strong framework by removing weak, narrow and competing branches. Proper pruning will give your tree the perfect shape and branching structure for maximum fruit production.
Indicates tree or plant will pollinate itself and doesn’t need another tree or plant near it in order to bear fruit. In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You’ll get fruit with only one tree!
A Stark patented product since 1952! “Spurs” mean bigger harvests! Starkspur® trees are different from regular trees which bear fruit only on the outside limbs. The spur allows fruit to form on each limb and bear from the trunk out – doubling the amount of fruit.
Grow full-sized fruit on narrow columnar-shaped trees. Perfect for growing fruit on a balcony, patio, or sliver of ground – even if you live in an apartment or condo. They make a particularly impressive “living fence” when planted in a row – consider using them to disguise eyesores on your property and grow fruit at the same time!