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Grow Your Own Fat-free and Flavorful Apples

Apples are the perfect fat free fruit for your diet and garden.  Plant just a couple trees or a small orchard so you can harvest an apple-a-day right from your own backyard.

You’ll need a sunny location and at least two plants when growing apples.  Like many fruit, apples need pollen from another tree to develop fruit.  And if your neighbor or a nearby park has a crabapple or apple that blooms at the same time as yours, you can plant just one tree.

Select an apple with the desired flavor, adapted to your growing conditions, and the right size for the available space.  Use dwarf apple trees to save space and reduce the time between planting and fruit production.

Save even more space by espaliering apples flat against a wall, fence, or trellis.  With regular pruning you can create living art that adds flowers and fruit to your landscape. 

Or grow a couple of apples in containers.  This is the perfect solution for small spaces.

A bit more information: Espalier is a pruning technique used to control plant growth.  Plants are pruned flat against a wall, fence, or other support.  This saves space while creating a focal point, living fence or art in the garden.

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