Apple fruit growing is easy and very rewarding. Apple trees look gorgeous in spring with pretty white flowers. You'll look forward to the harvest as your trees hit their full stride in maturity.
Growing your own Apple trees makes a huge difference in the taste. It's so nice to know exactly how the fruit was grown.
Fresh fruit is simply better and tastier than bin stored apples that are sold in supermarkets. Consider the taste and how you'll use the fruit when selecting from the many varieties of Apple trees.
Wolf River Apple may be the world's largest apple variety. A single piece of Wolf River fruit weighs over a pound and might be big enough to make a pie!
Enjoy the fruit from Apple trees for fresh eating; or store the harvest in a cool, dark, moist location. Goldrush Apple is a great keeping variety and the fruit gets sweeter with age!
Apple trees are offered in three distinct sizes from dwarf to semi-dwarf and standard. We list the details for you on each product page.
There are even Columnar mini Apple tree plants. These fit perfectly in containers on balconies!
The size variations allows for Apple trees to be planted on large properties and small spaces, too. All Apple trees can be summer pruned to control their size for easier harvesting.
Apple trees bloom at different times along the season. The early season flowering group can overlap the mid-season group, which is followed by the late season flowering group.
Most Apple trees are self-sterile in cool climates, and thus require a different variety of Apple tree nearby for cross-pollination in order to produce fruit. That's why we list partners for you on the product pages!
Pollinator partners from the same or overlapping flowering groups allow bees and insects to spread the pollen from tree to tree. Pollinators should also be chosen for their taste, size, and flowering time.
A great pollinator for many Apple trees is the Flowering Crabapple. These stunning small trees produce beautiful flowers and provide abundant pollen for neighboring Apple trees.
Dolgo Crabapple has an extended season of bloom, which makes it a universal pollination partner for many Apple tree varieties. You can use it's pectin-rich, edible fruit to thicken jellies and sauces, too!
University trials are ongoing and the results are very exciting. Because we sell nation-wide...we have noticed regional differences.
Find out more about heat tolerant, low chill Apple trees. The researchers are finding that Apple trees may do more self-pollinating in areas with warmer winters!
There are a few self-pollinating Apple trees, like the heat-tolerant Anna Apple...but you'll have a much larger harvest with two different varieties that bloom about the same time.
For the fastest growing Apple tree that develops many pounds of fruit, provide as much sun as you can give them. They require at least six hours of direct sunlight a day.
Morning sunlight dries the leaves off quickly. Good air circulation also helps keep fruiting tree foliage healthy.
Well-drained soil is important, as Apple tree roots don't like standing water. Create a planting mound with extra soil mounded to 18 inches high and three feet wide to improve drainage.
Dig the hole only as deep as the Apple tree root system. Then make the hole twice as wide as the roots, so they have room to spread.
Our nurseries use natural grafting techniques to boost the performance and health of fruiting plants with superior rootstocks. The swollen graft union on the trunk should be at least 2” above the soil line when planted.
Add time-tested Nature Hills Root Booster when planting. This formula contains mycorrhizal fungus and gives life-long, symbiotic support to your investment in food security.
Saturate your newly planting Apple tree to remove air pockets. Add a three-inch layer of mulch, then pull it back away from the trunk.
Provide consistent water every year. This is especially important during fruit production.
After your tree is established, prune to remove Apple tree sprouts and broken Apple tree branches. Do this in late winter, while your tree is dormant.
Prune scaffolding branches around a central leader; or keep as a vase-shape in high-density plantings. They can also be grown flat as an espalier or in a hedgerow.
Make it easy on yourself with a hand-crafted Espalier Apple. Order these right away if you see them in stock, they sell out fast!
Did you know that Asian Pears are nicknamed water apple fruit? Although they aren't related to Apple tree, they sure are tasty!
Check out our inventory for juicy, delicious Water Apples for sale! Plant Asian Pears alongside your Apple trees for a hard-working Edible Landscape.
Our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog has expert advice on planting Apple and Pear trees, too.
Tossing an apple core with seeds in the ground to produce Apple saplings often doesn't come true. They just won't taste the same as the delicious piece of fruit you enjoyed years ago.
We highly recommend that you start with our high-quality, orchard-grade fruiting trees for a faster, more consistent harvest. For quick growing Apple trees at a great price, look at our bareroot Apple trees for sale in spring.
This age-old technique saves you money, and helps the new tree get established in your native soil, too! Hardy fruit trees do just fine with bareroot planting...here are expert planting tips.
Order your Apple plant online from the trusted team at Nature Hills today! Email us at email@example.com or call our Nature Hills plant experts at 888.864.7663 for help placing your order.