Apple trees offer a beautiful addition to backyard garden areas and landscaping. Not only gorgeous with their sweeping branches and bright blossoms, apple trees also function as a source of food with its delicious varieties of apple fruit.
Apple trees grow well in most soil conditions. Northern states should plant in early spring, while southern state trees do better planted in the fall.
Dozens of varieties of apple trees exist with each tree's individual fruit production, decided by the rootstalk or bottom of the young tree. You can choose varieties by their use such as eventual fruit to eat directly or use for baking and cooking.
Apple trees cannot self pollinate or pollinate with other apple trees. Instead, the trees rely on pollination of apple blossoms by bees.
Pests attack apple trees frequently. Apple maggots, green fruit worms and aphids are a few of the most common pests. Trees usually require yearly spraying of pesticides to avoid serious damage.
Apple trees do not bear apples until reaching 4 of 5 years old. On rare occasions, 200-year-old trees might still bear fruit.
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