Apple trees are a great addition to the landscape and will provide an abundance of fresh fruit when given adequate apple tree care. They are one of the most popular fruit trees grown in the home garden but are among the most prone to pests and disease. Read on to learn how to recognize signs beforehand and take appropriate preventative measures for growing healthy apple trees.
Beloved for their tolerance to a wide range of growing zones, fresh apples serve as the perfect sweet and tart fruit for home gardens. One variety of apple, ‘Autumn Crisp.’ is especially prized for its use in the kitchen and for fresh eating. Learn more about the fruit here.
Granny Smith is the quintessential tart green apple. It is famous for its unique, bright green skin but also enjoyed for the perfect balance of taste between tart and sweet. Granny Smith apple trees are great for the home orchard, and you can learn how to grow them in this article.
Growing Dayton apples isn’t difficult if you can provide well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight. Dayton apple trees are suitable for USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Learn how to grow a Dayton apple tree in this article. Click here for more information.
Looking for a juicy, red apple tree to plant? Try growing State Fair apple trees. Learn how to grow State Fair apples and other State Fair apple facts in the following article. You’ll soon be on the way to enjoying these tasty autumn apples from your own backyard.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Anyone interested in growing apples in the home landscape may want to consider trying out the Antonovka variety. This tasty, easy to grow and care for tree is a centuries-old favorite used for fresh eating, baking, canning and cider. Click here to learn more.
If you have apple trees in your backyard orchard, you probably need to learn about apple cotton root rot symptoms. Click this article for what to look for if you have apples with cotton root rot, as well as information on apple cotton root rot control.
Winter apple tree maintenance starts well before winter. In summer and fall, you can take actions that make apple winter protection easier. Click on the following article for more information on apple tree winter care.
Watering apple trees is usually not needed after the first year, but until they are at that established point, irrigation is a crucial element of care. If you don’t understand how to care for your trees, you may lose that fruit. This article will help with proper irrigation.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
In spring, you notice that your apple buds don’t open. A few days later, you see they are covered in a powdery substance, which is a white to light gray powder. Unfortunately, powdery mildew in apples has attacked your trees. Learn how to manage it here.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Easy to grow, caring for a Liberty apple tree starts with locating it in the right spot. Plant your young tree in loamy, well-drained soil in full sun. Hardy in USDA zones 4-7, Liberty apple information calls this tree a prolific producer. Learn more in this article.
There aren't very many of these tasty fruits, but the few yellow apple cultivars available really stand out. If you are looking for apple trees with yellow fruit, then click on the following article for some outstanding varieties to try.
Not all apples that are red will have the same attributes. Choosing red apples for your garden is a matter of taste as well as of the eye. Learn about apple trees with red fruit in this article so making your choice will be easier. Click here for more information.
Few things can beat a fresh, crisp apple, right off the tree. This is especially true if that tree is right in your own backyard. Growing green apples is a great way to enjoy fresh fruit, and to add some variety to the other types of apples you already enjoy. Learn more here.
An apple tree that not only produces an abundance of fresh fruit but also makes an appealing landscape plant is Sweet Sixteen. Learn how to grow a Sweet Sixteen apple tree in this article. Click here for additional information.
Mutsu, or Crispin apple, is a variety that produces tasty, yellow fruits that can be enjoyed fresh or cooked. The tree grows similarly to other apples but may have some disease susceptibility. Learn how to grow these apples trees in this article.
Attractive apples with a globe-like shape, Snapp Stayman apples are bright, shiny red on the outside and creamy while on the inside. If you’re interested in growing Snapp Stayman apples, it’s definitely a snap! Click this article to learn more.
If you live in U.S. hardiness zones 5-8 and are looking for a delicious, easy-to-grow apple tree, Braeburn may be just what you are looking for. Click on the following article for tips on growing Braeburn apples in the landscape.
There are so many varieties of apple to grow, it can seem almost impossible to pick the right one. One very popular and beloved variety is the Cameo, an apple that came into the world purely by chance. Click here to learn more about how to grow Cameo apples.
Growing Fuji apples in your landscape will allow you access to fresh apples with amazingly sweet tones. Click on this article for some Fuji apple tree care that will start you on the road to enjoying these fruits right out of your own tree.
If you love sweet apples like Honey Crisp, you might want to try growing Candy Crisp apple trees. Never heard of Candy Crisp apples? The following article contains Candy Crisp apple info on how to grow Candy Crisp apples in the landscape.
Have you ever eaten a Fortune apple? If not, you?re missing out. Fortune apples have a very unique spicy flavor not found in other apple cultivars, so unique you might want to think about growing your own Fortune apple trees. This article will help with that.
Try growing a Pristine apple and enjoy all of this from your own garden. Pristine apples have a long storage life and become ready early in the season. Some tips from this article on how to grow Pristine apples will have you enjoying the crisp, tangy flavor in just a few years.
Growing a Winesap apple tree provides a ready supply of these luscious fruit for eating off the tree, baking or juicing. If you?d like to learn how easy backyard Winesap apple trees can be, click here. We?ll give you lots of information plus tips on how to grow Winesap apples.
Akane is a very appealing Japanese variety of apple that is prized for its disease resistance, crisp flavor, and early ripening. It is also quite cold hardy and attractive. Click on the following article to learn more about Akane apple care and Akane growing requirements.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
One of the joys of autumn is having fresh apples, especially when you can pick them from your own tree. A cold hardy substitute for gardeners in colder spots who wish to grow apples is Honeygold. Learn how to grow and care for this apple tree here.
Ashmead?s Kernel apples are traditional apples that were introduced into the U.K. in the early 1700s. Since that time, this ancient English apple has become a favorite across much of the world, and with good reason. Learn how to grow Ashmead?s Kernel apples here.
If you?re looking for an excellent baking apple, try growing Red Rome apples. Interested in learning how to grow a Red Rome apple? The following article contains information on growing Red Rome apple trees and using Red Rome apples post-harvest.
Wolf River apple growing is great for the home gardener or orchard that wants a unique, old variety that produces large, versatile fruits. This apple has a delicious flavor, but another great reason to grow it is for its disease resistance. Learn more in this article.
Jonagold apple trees are a cultivar that have been around for a while (introduced in 1953) and have stood the test of time. Interested in learning how to grow Jonagold apples? Click here for Jonagold apple info regarding growing Jonagold apples and Jonagold uses.
Pink Lady apples, also known as Cripps apples, are very popular commercial fruits that can be found in just about any grocery store produce section. But what?s the story behind the name? And, how do you grow your own? Find out in this article.
Apple lovers who have been longing for a Gala-type fruit with just a little more complexity can consider Sansa apple trees. Click the following article to find more information on Sansa apple trees and tips on how to grow them in the garden.
Ginger Gold is an early producing apple that has lovely ripe fruits in summer. With a beautiful spring display of white blushed flowers, it is a pretty and productive tree. Learn how to grow Ginger Gold apples in this article and enjoy early fruits and a heat tolerant tree.
Prima apple trees should be considered by any home gardener looking for a new variety to add the landscape. Prima apple tree care is easy, so it makes a perfect choice for most gardeners who love apples. Click this article for more information.
Melrose is Ohio?s official state apple, and it?s definitely won a lot of fans across the country. If you are considering growing Melrose apples, or just want more Melrose apple information, click here. We?ll also give you tips on Melrose apple tree care.
Looking for an easy and fairly reliable apple tree for the garden? Topaz may be just the one you need. This tasty yellow, red-blushed apple is also valued for its disease resistance. Learn more about Topaz apples in this article.
When you think of produce from Idaho, you probably think of potatoes. But in the late 1930s, it was an apple from Idaho that was all the rage. This antique apple, known as Idared, has become a rare find but is still a favorite apple for baking. Learn how to grow them here.
One of the most delicious apple varieties is Suncrisp. The fruit has an especially long cold storage life, allowing you to enjoy fresh picked flavor up to 5 months after harvest. Orchard and home gardeners should be very satisfied by growing Suncrisp apple trees. Learn more here.
The Jonamac apple variety is known for its crisp, flavorful fruit and its tolerance of extreme cold. It is a very good apple to grow in cold climates. Learn more about Jonamac apple care and growing requirements for Jonamac apple trees in this article.
If you just can?t wait for the late apple harvest, try growing early season apples such as Earigold apple trees. What is an Earigold apple? The following article discusses growing an Earigold apple and other pertinent Earigold information.
Although they taste great straight from the tree, Rome Beauties are particularly well suited for baking because they taste great and hold their shape well. Click this article to learn about growing Rome Beauty apple trees.
There are so many varieties to choose from when growing apples, but there are many reasons why Snow Sweet apple trees should be on your short list. You?ll get a tasty apple that browns slowly, a tree that produces well, and decent disease resistance. Learn more here.
Buying, selling and trading different varieties of edible seeds allowed gardeners? access to different varieties of their favorite fruits and veggies back in the day. One such heirloom fruit tree is the Arkansas Black apple. Click here to learn more about it.
Goldrush apples are known for their intensely sweet flavor, pleasant yellow color, and resistance to disease. They are a relatively new variety, but they are worthy of attention. Click here to learn how to grow Goldrush apples in your home garden or orchard.
If the name ?Crimson Crisp? doesn?t inspire you, you probably don?t love apples. Growing these apples is no more trouble than any other variety, so it?s definitely within the range of the possible. Click here for tips on how to grow Crimson Crisp apple trees in the landscape.
Gravenstein apple trees are perfect fruits for temperate regions and tolerate cold temperatures well. Growing Gravenstein apples in your landscape will allow you to enjoy the sweet-tart fruits freshly picked and eaten raw or enjoyed in recipes. Learn more here.
Most of us love apples and one to consider growing in the landscape is Spartan. This apple variety is a hardy grower and provides lots of flavorful fruit. Click on this article for more information on growing Spartan apples in the landscape.
Golden Delicious apple trees make a great addition to the backyard orchard. And who wouldn?t want one of these highly ?delicious? fruit trees in the landscape? They?re not only easy to grow and full of taste but they?ve been around a while too. Learn more here.
More than just a pretty face! Zestar apple trees are so attractive it?s hard to believe that good looks is not their best quality. But no. Those growing Zestar apples love them for their taste and texture too. What are Zestar apples? Find out in this article.
Lodi is the progeny of Yellow Transparent and Montgomery apples. Try growing Lodi apple trees for a nicely sized, full flavored fruit that is right in your backyard. This article will help get you started with additional Lodi apple information.
Enterprise apples trees are relatively new to the wide spectrum of apple cultivars. Known for its late harvest, disease resistance, and tasty apples, this is a tree you might want to add to your garden. Click this article for more information.
William?s Pride is an attractive purplish-red or deep red apple with white or creamy yellow flesh. The flavor is tart and sweet, with a crisp, juicy texture. Sound good? Click this article and learn how to grow William?s Pride apples trees.
For apple lovers, fall is the best time of the year. That's when markets are filled with Honeycrisp apples. If these are your favorite and you are thinking of growing Honeycrisp apples, we have some tips for optimal success. Click this article for more information.
If you want to include a great late season apple tree in your home orchard, consider a Belmac. What is a Belmac apple? It?s a relatively new Canadian hybrid with immunity to apple scab. For more Belmac apple information, click this article.
Empire is a very popular variety of apple, prized for its deep red color, sweet taste, and ability to stand up to being knocked around without bruising. Learn about growing Empire apples and tips for Empire apple tree care in this article.
If you love and admire the taste of Red Delicious apples, then you must want to learn more about the tree and how to grow it in the landscape. This general information is quite helpful for both growers and consumers. Click here to learn more.
If you?re looking for an apple variety that thrives in cold climates, try growing McIntosh apples. These apple trees provide an early harvest in cooler areas. Interested in learning how to grow McIntosh apples? Click the following article for McIntosh apple care.
Apple trees can be vulnerable to a range of diseases, but one variety that is easier to grow thanks to its resistance to many problems is called the Freedom apple. It?s well worth a try for an easy-to-grow apple tree. Learn more about it in this article.
Growing Northern Spy apples is a great choice for anyone who wants a classic variety that is winter hardy and provides fruit for the entire cold season. If you like a well-rounded apple having many uses, consider putting a Northern Spy tree in your yard. Learn more here.
Paula Red apple trees harvest some of the finest tasting apples and are indigenous to Sparta, Michigan. Want to learn more about this apple tree variety? Click this article for Paula Red apple growing information.
Cortland apples are a cross between Ben Davis and McIntosh apples. These apples have been around long enough to be considered heirlooms that have passed from generation to generation. Click this article and learn how to grow Cortland apples.
Cedar apple rust in apples is a fungal infection that affects both the fruit and the leaves and affects apples and crabapples alike. The infection is not uncommon but control is possible. Learn more about this disease in apples by clicking the following article.
Crown gall enters trees through wounds, often wounds inflicted accidentally by the gardener. If you have noticed crown gall on an apple tree, you?ll want to know about apple crown gall treatment. Click here for information on how to manage apple crown gall.
How do you tell what is wrong when apple leaves are discolored? It could be a myriad of diseases or even stippling from sucking insects. In the case of apples with chlorosis, the discoloration is fairly specific and methodical. Learn more here.
If you grow apple trees, then you are no doubt familiar with the chill hours for apple trees. For those of us who are new to cultivating apples, what exactly are apple chill hours? How many chill hours do apples need? Why do apple trees need chilling? Find out here.
If you have your own apple tree, then you know you will harvest far more than can be eaten in one sitting. What is the best way to preserve fresh apples? Click on the following article to find out how to store apples properly for the longest shelf life.
Apple trees are great assets to have in your backyard. While they?re rare, there are actually some apples that pollinate themselves. Click the article that follows to learn more about including these self-fruiting apple trees in the landscape.
Apples are practically synonymous with fall baking, but it?s not all fun and games for the apple grower. Diseases like Armillaria root rot lurk just beneath the surface of the soil, creating substantial challenges to growing the perfect fall fruit. Learn more in this article.
Russeting is a phenomenon that affects apples and pears, causing slightly harder patches of brown on the skin of the fruit. It doesn?t harm the fruit, but it?s not always welcome. Click this article to learn more about apple fruit russet and means of apple russet control.
Brown spots inside apples can have many causes, including fungal or bacterial growth, insect feeding, or physical damage. But, if apples in cold storage develop a ring-shaped brown area under the skin, the culprit might be soggy breakdown disorder. Learn more here.
Apples from your own tree are one of the greatest rewards your garden can provide. But what do you do if your apples look a little less magnificent than the ones at the market? There are several treatments for apple blotch fungus disease; click here to learn more.
Southern blight is a fungal disease affecting apple trees. It?s also known as crown rot, and sometimes called white mold. It is caused by the fungus Sclerotium rolfsii. If you are interested in learning about southern blight in apple trees and its treatment, this article will help.
What is bot rot? It?s the common name for Botryosphaeria canker and fruit rot, a fungal disease that damages apple trees. For more information about apples with bot rot, including information about managing bot rot of apples, this article will help.
Apples have their share of disease and pest issues that many growers have experienced, but they are also susceptible to physiological disorders. One of the more common of these is apple bitter pit disease. What is apple bitter pit in apples? Find out here.
Your apples are ready to harvest but you notice that many of them have small depressions to larger corky, discolored areas on the surface of the fruit. Don?t panic, the apples are still edible they just have apple cork spot disease. Learn more in this article.
If your apple trees are constantly plagued by hole filled, distorted fruits that suddenly just drop off the tree, continue reading this article to learn about controlling twig cutter weevils. Click here for more information.
With so many varieties available, shopping for apple trees can be confusing. Add terms like spur bearing, tip bearing and partial tip bearing and it can be even more so. Most commonly sold apple trees are spur bearing. Learn more about them here.
Did deer beat you to those apples? With proper use of apple companion plants, those deer may have gone elsewhere for a midnight snack. Learn what grows well with apple trees in this article and help fend off these and other would-be intruders.
We love our apples and growing your own is a joy but not without its challenges. One disease that commonly afflicts apples is Phytophthora collar rot, also referred to as crown rot or collar rot. Learn more about it in this article.
Apple leaf curling midges are specifically problematic in northeastern and northwestern states. Click this article to understand the apple leaf curling midge life cycle and how to treat the apple leaf curling midge damage.
Is your apple tree dropping fruit? Don?t panic. There are several reasons why apples drop prematurely and they may not necessarily be bad. Find out what makes apples fall from the tree in this article and what can be done about it.
While apple trees are moderate users of most nutrients, they do use a lot of potassium and calcium. Thus, these should be applied each year when apple tree feeding, but what about other nutrients? Find out how to fertilize apple trees in this article.
Water sprouts are thin shoots that arise from the trunk or branches of an apple tree. Apple tree water sprouts drain vital energy from a tree without providing any benefit in return. Find out what causes unsightly water sprouts and what to do about them in this article.
No space for an apple tree? What if you were to start small, say by growing an apple tree in a pot? Can you grow apple trees in containers? Yes, indeed! Click on this article to find out how to grow an apple tree in a pot.
One of the more dangerous diseases of apple trees is collar rot. Collar rot of apple trees is responsible for the death of many of our favorite fruit trees across the nation. What is collar rot? To learn more, this article will help.
If you?ve visited a farmers? market or produce stand lately, you?ve probably been amazed at the different types of apples. Click this article to learn about apple tree types and a few of the most common apple varieties.
Many apple trees thin themselves naturally to some extent but may hold onto to some of them. To get the largest, healthiest fruit from an apple tree, you occasionally need to give Mother Nature a hand and thin apple trees. Find out how to thin apple fruit in this article.
I always wondered about the knobby growths on the apple trees and have since discovered that there are a couple of things that can cause them. To learn more about what these are, this article will help with information about apple tree burr knots.
You haven?t seen them at the grocers, but apple growing devotees have no doubt heard of apples with red flesh. A relative newcomer, there are a number of red fleshed apple trees available to the home fruit grower. Read this article to learn more.
Can?t I just plant some seeds from my favorite variety and ensure a life time of apple happiness? How exactly do I create this apple cornucopia? What do I do first? Maybe you, like I, have wondered how and when to harvest apple seeds. Find out here.
Distressing as it is, when block rot attacks your apple trees, it?s not the end of the world. You can get your apples back and have healthy harvests if you understand how to destroy the disease. This article will help with treating black rot in apples.
As much as we love apples, there is a wide array of insect pests affecting apple harvests. What then are some apple tree bug treatments that will assist us with keeping pests out of apple trees? Click here to learn more about them.
Apples are certainly nutritious and are arguably one of America?s favorite fruit. So how do you know when to pick apples and exactly how do you harvest apples and then store them properly? Read this article to learn more about apple harvesting.
Flyspeck on apples is a common problem, but it's simple to manage with some cultural modifications. Learn more about flyspeck and its control in the following article so you can keep it managed in the garden.