Grow Fruit Trees Fast

with Susan Poizner

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In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing welcome back author Susan Poizner, this time to discuss her new book Grow Fruit Trees Fast: A Beginner’s Guide.

Susan is an urban orchardist, the creator of the fruit tree care training website, and the author of the fruit tree care book Growing Urban Orchards. She has trained thousands of new growers worldwide in her in-person workshops and online courses. Susan is an ISA Certified Arborist and an instructor of Fruit Production at Niagara College in Ontario, Canada.

Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:

  • What is a bare root tree? Why are they better than potted fruit trees?
  • Bare root care: How do we plant them? 
  • Should we add any amendments? 
  • When and how should we prune our fruit trees?
  • What’s the best way to feed our fruit trees?

Where you can find Susan Poizner:

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You can also email your questions and comments to, or connect with Joanne and Matthew via their websites:

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Resources mentioned during the show

Grow Fruit Trees Fast: A Beginner’s Guide

Growing Urban Orchards

Down the Garden Path Podcast: Growing Exotic Apples with Susan Poizner

Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden

Down the Garden Path Podcast

On Down The Garden Path, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for over a decade. A horticulturist and landscape designer, Matthew Dressing owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA. Together, they do their best to bring you interesting, relevant and useful topics to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.

Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario GardenIn their book, Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden, Joanne and Matthew distill their horticultural and design expertise and their combined experiences in helping others create and maintain thriving gardens into one easy-to-read monthly reference guide. It’s now available on Amazon.

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