A fruit tree in your landscape is an investment that will pay dividends for years to come. Once you allow a fruit tree to become established, it will provide a bountiful harvest of your favorite fruits that are fresher and so much sweeter than anything you can find in your local supermarket. This series of posts will showcase just some of the varieties we carry in our stores.
Growing apple trees in the home garden can be a fun and rewarding experience. Several factors are important to consider before planting for successful apple production. Apple variety and rootstock, site selection, proper planting, training, pruning, adequate fertility, and pest control all contribute to healthy and productive trees.
Most apple trees are not self-fruiting except multiple graft trees, which do not need a pollinator. Otherwise, plant two varieties. Standard apple trees bear in two to seven years after planting. Dwarf trees bear in approximately two years after planting.
Plant standard apple trees 35 feet apart and semi-dwarf trees 10 to 15 feet apart. Dwarf apple trees should be planted 8 to 10 feet apart.
Remember, the fruit varieties listed below are just a selection of the varieties that Meadows Farms carries. Please call your local Meadows Farms for other varieties or special requests.