Fruit Tree Guilds with Small Trees

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    kitchensqueen New Member

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    I have a trio of apple trees, but I'm keeping them small - none will be taller than 6-7 feet. Will I have any issues creating guilds underneath them? Most of what I'm reading leads me to believe that fruit tree guilds are larger scale, with a broader tree canopy. I'm inclined to plant dill, comfrey, daffodils, clover, nasturtiums and yarrow around them. I'm very much a beginner, so any advice is appreciated.
     
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    sounds ok to me other than the fact that most of the plants you
    have listed will do better in full sun. still you can always try.

    the issues i have with the small fruit trees on grafted root stock are
    that they are not as strong/healthy or long-lived as a regular fruit
    trees. on a small lot though, they can be a good choice.
     

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