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Apples taste deliciously sweet and each apple tree variety has its own unique flavor. These backyard apple trees will produce loads of apples in no time for you to harvest and use. They can be enjoyed fresh off the tree, or stored for later use. Make the perfect apple pie from your own apple tree!
Our collection includes many types of apple trees for sale to suit any USDA plant hardiness zone planting needs. Be sure to check out the Apple Tree Grow Guide and Growing Fruit Trees in Containers for more information on buying and planting an apple tree! And read about Diseases that Affect Apple Trees if you experience any apple tree pest and disease issues.
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Apple Tree Care
How to Grow an Apple Tree
Apple trees prefer well draining soil that is consistently moist and fertile with nutrients, providing the best growing conditions for the fruit trees to grow and produce fruit.
You can grow apple trees in containers if they are smaller or you would like a patio plant. The apple tree will need to be potted up every few years as it outgrows its home. It’s worth noting that most types of apple trees prefer to be planted in the ground. Container plants will not perform to their fullest potential.
Apple trees can provide up to 100 or more years of fruit bearing, making them an excellent fruit tree to have in your landscape for generations to enjoy year after year. With the proper care and maintenance, you can enjoy apples from your very own apple tree for your whole life!
How to Plant an Apple Tree, Where to Plant, and Watering
Planting apple trees is easy! When your new apple tree arrives, water it thoroughly until water runs through the bottom of the pot. Apple trees can grow across the United States in USDA grow zones 4-9 depending on the variety. Depending on the type of apple tree, be sure to choose a planting site with at least 6-8 hours of full sun for best flower and fruit production.
Plant the apple tree in a location with good air circulation by digging a hole the size twice the size of the root ball. Place the soaked root ball into the planting hole and backfill the soil until the top of the root ball is even with the ground. Apple trees can grow anywhere from 15 to 25 feet tall, with a width between 10 to 15 feet wide, so apple tree spacing should be at least 10 to 15 feet apart, giving the apple tree room to grow.
After planting an apple tree, it will need constant watering for the best fruit production. We recommend watering a few times a week for the first few months of planting. After the root systems establish, the trees are slightly drought tolerant, but during the active growing season, your apple tree will need more frequent watering. When the apple trees go dormant for winter, your watering schedule can slow down quite a bit.
Can You Grow An Apple Tree From An Apple Seed?
You can absolutely grow an apple tree from an apple seed. However, it’s worth noting that the process requires lots of patience and is not always successful. Apple seeds need to be kept cool and moist for months before they’re ready to germinate. After the required chilling time, you can start growing your apple tree by putting the seed into a pot with moist soil and leave it in the sun. Over the next few years, your bud will start to grow into a full sized apple tree. But, for an easier time growing an apple tree, we recommend browsing our apple trees for sale, which are already a few years grown.
When to Plant Apple Trees
The best time to plant an apple tree is in spring so it has the whole growing season to establish its root system. The second best time is in the fall. If you are in warmer areas like Florida or Texas you can plant apple trees at virtually any time of year as long as the temperatures are above freezing.
When Do Apple Trees Bloom?
Apple trees bloom in the early spring or mid spring depending on your location. Most types of apple trees will produce pink flowers when first in bloom but eventually fade to white as the flowers mature.
How to Prune Apple Trees & When to Prune
The best time to prune apple trees is in late winter or early spring, before the tree flushes out for spring. This will give you the best view of the branches before the leaves grow back in. Use pruning shears or clippers to trim your apple tree. Cut back dead or diseased branches to allow room for new growth. All types of apple trees grow with a central leader that needs to be maintained. You can prune to shape the tree to your desired size. Prune apple trees in spring for good air circulation to help fight against fungal diseases. For more information about apple tree pruning, check out our apple tree growing guide.
When to Fertilize Apple Trees
When growing an apple tree, remember that they prefer to be fertilized in the early spring so they have the whole growing season to utilize the nutrients. Apply a thick, 2 inch layer of mulch or organic matter to the top of the root zone to help retain moisture.
Fruit trees will suffer in a planting site with poor soil, clay soil, or wet soils which can cause root rot. Don’t choose a low lying area where frost will settle and potentially hurt your apple tree. A slow release fertilizer is the best fertilizer for apple trees. This apple tree fertilizer will last for a full year before needing another dose and our Root Boosting Fertilizer will do the job perfectly!
How Long for Apple Tree to Bear Fruit & Apple Tree Pollination
Our fast growing apple trees will have you enjoying fresh, homegrown fruit in no time! Depending on the type of apple tree, it can take 2 to 4 years for our flowering apple trees to bear and produce fruit. Your tree will produce baby apples that get bigger and bigger each year. Most apple trees require a different apple variety tree to cross-pollinate and make fruit.
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