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Apple trees provide fruit and beauty. After enjoying gorgeous flowers, one can begin looking forward to the fruit apple trees produce. Fresh fruit is simply better and tastier than bin stored apples that are sold in supermarkets. Apple trees are offered in 3 distinct sizes. Dwarf varieties get to be 5 to 8 feet tall, semi-dwarf varieties are usually 12 to 16 feet tall, and standard varieties get between 20 and 30 feet tall. The size variations allows for apple trees to be planted in small spaces and easier harvesting. When selecting an apple tree, the climatic zone the tree is going to grow in is an important factor. Be aware that zone 5 apple trees will not survive in zone 3 locations.
There are many varieties of apple trees, all with taste, size, color, and harvest time variations. When selecting an apple tree, consider the taste. Do you prefer sweetness or tartness of the fruit? A good example of a sweet apple is the Honeycrisp, for a tart apple try the Granny Smith. A favorite apple for pie making is the Golden Delicious apple. Apple trees, in most cases, require a pollinator. Some apple trees have sterile pollen and thus need to be pollinated by another apple tree. When selecting a pollinator make sure the trees bloom at the same time so the bees and insects can spread the pollen from tree to tree. A great pollinator for most apple trees is the crabapple. The ornamental crabapple produces beautiful flowers and abundant pollen for neighboring apple trees.
All of the apple trees we offer in our apple tree nursery are grafted. Therefore there will be a bud union on every tree. The bud union is the location where the scion meets the rootstock. The bud union should not be buried in the ground when planting. Keep the bud union about 2 inches above the ground when planting. All of our apple tree offerings are displayed below.