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About Apple Trees __ A good site about many aspects of growing apples from selecting trees to growing instructions. - illustrated - From -

Agricultural Research: Short apple trees faster and healthier __ "Keeping it short is a way of life for apple rootstock scientists at the ARS Plant Genetic Resources Unit in Geneva, New York...That's because one of their top priorities is development of disease-resistant dwarf and semidwarf lines of apple tree roots--also known as rootstocks. These dwarf lines draw the attention of orchard owners because they improve apple tree productivity, are easier to prune and pick, and lead to more efficient use of pesticides." You will find the complete article. - from Luis Pons -

Apple __ An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

Apple Trees __ How to grow apple trees step by step.  Article ppears on several pages. - From -

Apple Trees for the Home __ A good basic source of information. - From - 

Apple Trees | Varieties of Apple Trees __ "Who says that only ornamentals can be used in landscape design? Apple trees (Malus spp.) are as lovely in bloom as any strictly ornamental flowering specimen. But unlike ornamentals, apple trees will provide you with a delicious harvest of fruit." You will find articles and resources. - From - 
Apples & More-Growing Apples __ How to grow apples in the Midwest. Growing Apple Trees in the Home Garden - From University of Illinois -

Before You Start an Apple Orchard - U of M Commercial Fruit Site __ "Every year orchards are purchased or planted by people who have no experience in growing apples. For some, an orchard will be a challenge and a source of personal satisfaction and profit. For others, it may be a source of frustration and a bad investment. It’s important to become familiar with the business of producing and selling apples before investing your time, energy, and money."  Things you should know if you are thinking of going into the business. - From -   

Diseases of Apples and Other Pome Fruits __ Several disease problems occur on apples. Learn here how to prevent or cure. - From North Dakota State University -

Granny Smith Apple Tree __ "Granny smith apple trees are not self-pollinating. This means that another type of apple tree is needed in order for the granny smith apple tree to produce fruit."  A brief overview of growing Granny Smith apples. - From -

Growing an Apple Tree in a Container __Learn how to select an apple tree for growing in a container then step-by-spet how to grow them. - illustrated - From -

Growing - Apple Tree Information Center | Growing Apple Trees __ You will find detailed reference for growing apple trees. Easy to understand instructions, all varieties, photos and more. - illustrated - From -


Growing Apple tree with pictures and pruning advice __ Learn how to avoid some common mistakes. "The key to growing an apple tree in your garden is to pick one which will grow to the correct size and produce fruit with the taste to suit you. It's quite possible to end up with an apple tree of huge proportions in a small garden producing fruit which you don't like." - illustrated - From - 

Growing Apple Trees In The Home Garden __ "Growing apple trees in the home garden can be fun and rewarding. Several factors are important to consider before planting for successful apple production. Apple variety and rootstock, site selection, proper planting, training and pruning, adequate fertility, and pest control all contribute to healthy and productive trees. A brief discussion of these considerations follows." - from Michael L. Parker/North Carolina State University -

Growing Apple Trees | Tips for Growing Apple Trees __ "Growing apple trees requires an awareness of their pollination needs. Growing apple trees of different varieties but with the same blooming period is ..." You will find a lot of good information in this multi-page article. - From - 

Growing Apples in the Home Orchard __ Learn how to make it happen. "A home apple orchard can conveniently provide tasty, fresh fruits for family consumption. One can also have cultivars that may not otherwise be readily available at grocery stores or local orchards. A well-established and maintained apple orchard also enhances the appearance of the home landscape as specimen, border, espaliered, or trellised plants, while producing food for the family." - From Ohio State University -

Growing and caring for apple trees __ "This article will make the task of Growing and Caring for Apple Trees much easier, and much more understandable." - From -

Home Apple Trees | Planting Apple Trees __ A multi-page presentation about growing apples.  You will find everything from planting to pest control. - From -

How to Grow an Apple Tree from a Seed __ How to Grow an Apple Tree from a Seed. Here is a step by step article on how to grow your very own apple tree. - From -

How to Grow Apple Trees from Cuttings __ "Apple tree cuttings planted in the ground will not grow into fruit-producing trees."  Find out how to handle those cuttings. - From -

How to Grow Dwarf Apple Trees __ "Dwarf apple trees are a great way to grow apples in a small space. However, size is not the only advantage they offer gardeners. Dwarf apple trees are also easier to prune, spray and harvest."  Step-by-step directions. - illustrated - From -

How to Grow Fuji Apple Trees __ "Fuji is a cross between the well known American Red Delicious apple, and the antique Ralls Janet apple, which is more obscure but provides for Fuji's attractive pink flush. Fuji apples were introduced to the United States in the 1980s."  Learn their history and how to grow them. - From -

How to Grow Honeycrisp Apple Trees __ "Honeycrisp apples were produced in 1960 during a breeding program at the University of Minnesota, where they cross-pollinated Macoun and Honeygold apples. The apples are hybrid, so they cannot be reproduced from seed."  Learn how to get them and grow them, mostly in the north. "Get your license to grow the apple tree. It is a protected plant and can only be grown by people who have the license to grow it." - From -

How and when to Plant Apple Trees __ Start here: "Apple trees prefer full sun, although they will tolerate some shade. Pick a position that will not become water-logged, and that is not in a "frost pocket" (a low-lying area where cold air gathers and settles)." then find out what to do next. - From -

Planting Apple Trees __ General information about planting apple trees. - From -

Seed Germination: How to grow an apple tree from seeds __ "See, the problem with growing apples from pips is that you’re never sure what you are going to get. You could be enjoying a gorgeous Red Delicious and then decide to germinate the seeds only to find that the result is less sweet, less red and perhaps even less delicious."  Learn what you need to know. - From -    

The Spacing Of Semi-Dwarf Apple Trees & Expert Advice __ Good advice for growing apples from a first person perspective. - illustrated - From -

Summer Pruning of Apple Trees __ "Most pruning should be done during the dormant season and before spring growth. Summer pruning is sometimes needed, especially in young trees. All pruning has a dwarfing effect on the tree, but summer pruning is more dwarfing." Learn about the process. - From New Mexico State University -  

Training and Pruning Apple Trees __ A lot of advice, mostly for the commercial grower. - from C. G. Forshey - 


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