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Apple

Botanical Name
Malus
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 8
Height
3 feet (mini-dwarf) to 30 feet (standard)
Width
2 feet (columnar) to 25 feet (standard)
Flowers
White and pink
Fruit
Red, green or yellow pome; greater than 2 inches in diameter
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • You will need two different apple trees for pollination and fruit set.
  • Plant two if there are no crabapples or other species nearby. Select a tree on a dwarf rootstock for smaller size and is easier to manage and for earlier production
Problems
Scab, fireblight, apple maggot, codling moth, tent caterpillar
Varieties
  • Look for the most disease resistant cultivars available in your area.
  • Anna, Dorsett Golden and Tropic Sweet are low chill apples for milder regions.

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