Choosing & Planting Apple Trees

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Knowing what to look for when buying apple trees for your garden is very important to their success and growth. Learn how to choose the best possible apple trees for your garden in this free horticulture video from a veteran gardener. View Video Transcript

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Bartholomew DiVietri

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Today we're going to talk about how to pick out and plant a good apple tree. This one right here looks pretty good, I don't see anything wrong with it at all. It looks great. It’s blooming all over the place. When planting these guys you want to plant them in full sun. I recommend putting some dirt in with your pot. You want to dig your hole about twice the size of this pot right here. Throw a bag of top soil around it, and just make sure to pack it in pretty good and water it in. This particular variety is going to need a cross-pollinator if you're going to get fruit. You cannot just plant one, it will not pollinate itself. It needs another one to produce that fruit. And if you take a look in the tag it'll tell you what other kinds of trees you can cross-pollinate it with. It has to be, it has to bloom at the same time of the season, like an early spring bloomer, or a mid-season bloomer, or a late spring bloomer. So you can do two early spring bloomers will cross-pollinate each other. This one, in particular, the Red Delicious, says it needs to be cross-pollinated with a late spring bloomer. Just do not forget that you need two to actually get the fruit. It's the most important thing, because you're not going to get any fruit if you just plant one of these trees. So you need to pick up two of them. And you won't get fruit the first year, most likely the second year, you'll probably start to see some fruit on the tree.