Two weeks ago I bought three trees for myself and for others also. I also got a packet ofseeds of which eight grew and are doing well. In two weeks they have grown to my height. I eat leaves everyday but try not to take all the leaves. I have already picked of the tender main shoot and already have axillary shoots that are 5 inches long.
They can't take the freezing which is a danger in Sarasota, but below Ft Myers should be safe. I plan to keep trees shoulder height and build a simple PVC cold frame over them. Echo recommends that all fruit trees and any that have root rotting problems to be planted on a mound.