If you know what to look for, and you’re lucky, you might be able to glean some free fruit trees, either from your garden or somebody else’s. Volunteer trees (ie, trees that come up by themselves) may have grown from seed, or can be suckers from existing trees, and will usually only be useful as a rootstock. However, once grafted, they will make a perfectly good—and often tough and resilient—fruit tree. But before we get into that, let’s remind ourselves of the basics.

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