Apple Trees For Zone 7 – What Apple Trees Grow In Zone 7

zone 7 apple
zone 7 apple
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Apples are a famously popular fruit tree, and with good reason. They’re tough, they’re delicious, and they’re a real mainstay of American cooking and beyond. Not all apple trees will grow in all climates, however, and it’s a good idea to pick a tree that’s suited to your zone before you plant and wind up disappointed. Keep reading to learn more about planting apples in zone 7 and some of the best zone 7 apples.

What Makes Planting Apples in Zone 7 Different?

With lots of plants, the biggest temperature concern is freeze damage. While this is a problem with apple trees, it’s not the only thing to take into consideration. Apples, like many fruit trees, have chilling requirements. This means they need a certain number of hours below 45 degrees F. (7 C.) in order to enter and emerge from dormancy and set new flowers and fruit. If the weather is too warm for your variety of apple, it won’t produce. By the same token, if the weather is too cold or too fluctuating, it could seriously damage the tree. Let’s take a look at some apple trees for zone 7 conditions.

What Apple Trees Grow in Zone 7?

Akane – Suitable to zones 5 through 9, this apple is tough and adaptable. Akane produces small, flavorful fruits very consistently. Honeycrisp – Good in zones 3 through 8, this is a popular apple that you’ve probably seen in grocery stores. Honeycrisp doesn’t tolerate combined heat and low humidity, though. Gala – Suitable to zones 4 through 8, it’s extremely popular and tasty. Gala needs plenty of water to produce consistently big fruits. Red DeliciousRed delicious are suited to zones 4 through 8. Much better than the kind you’ll find in the grocery store, particularly older strains with green stripes on the fruit.

Liz Baessler
Senior Editor

The only child of a horticulturist and an English teacher, Liz Baessler was destined to become a gardening editor. She has been with Gardening Know how since 2015, and a Senior Editor since 2020. She holds a BA in English from Brandeis University and an MA in English from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. After years of gardening in containers and community garden plots, she finally has a backyard of her own, which she is systematically filling with vegetables and flowers.