This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
These should be planted in the same way as the Standard Varieties, except that they can be planted eight or ten feet apart, then they can be set in any odd corner of the. garden. They are of course more or less of a plaything and are not recommended, except, where one is cramped for room and desirous of growing some choice specimens of fruit. They don't require as much pruning as the Standards, yet it is desirable for best results to keep the heads of the trees open, and all top growth well head. ed back each year. Six to seven feet should be the maximum height of the tree. In the beginning when these trees are planted the branches should be left on within one foot of the surface of the ground.