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How do apple trees grow?

Last Updated: 4th February, 2020

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Apple trees must be planted in pairs in order to bear fruitapple trees are not self-pollinating, so they need a different kind of apple tree to pollinate with. If you want to grow apples for their fruit, it is recommended that you buy a sapling tree from a nursery rather than growing an apple tree from seed.

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Also asked, how long does it take to grow an apple tree from seed?

six to 10 years

One may also ask, can I grow an apple tree from a seed? It is possible to grow an apple tree from an apple seed. However, in most cases, apple trees don't come true from seeds. For example, a seed taken from a Red Delicious apple will not produce a Red Delicious apple tree. Apple seeds need to be exposed to cool, moist conditions before they will germinate.

Accordingly, where do apple trees grow?

Apple trees are cultivated worldwide and are the most widely grown species in the genus Malus. The tree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe and were brought to North America by European colonists.

Is it hard to grow an apple tree?

The first step in successful apple cultivation is to choose a suitable apple tree variety. Apple trees do not grow well on their own roots, so apple varieties today are grafted onto rootstock that will support the trees. A standard tree can grow up to 25 feet tall, making it more difficult to prune, spray and harvest.

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Can you grow an apple tree from a store bought apple?

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Can you plant a whole apple?

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Can you grow an apple tree indoors?

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What kind of soil do apple trees like?

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Can Apple seeds kill you?

Well, apple seeds can indeed be poisonous, but it takes quite a few of them to kill you and only if they have been crushed. Finally, the average adult would need to eat anywhere from 150 to several thousand crushed seeds (depending on the apple variety) to be at risk of cyanide poisoning.

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How long does it take to grow a Honeycrisp apple tree?

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Do I need 2 apple trees to get fruit?

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Do apple trees need lots of water?

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How do you care for a Honeycrisp apple tree?

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How much space does an apple tree need?

Standard apple trees need 30-35 feet between trees, while semi-dwarf apples require 15 feet and dwarf apples need only 10 feet. Peach trees should be spaced 20 feet apart. Standard pear trees need about 20 feet and semi-dwarf pears about 15 feet between trees.

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Can a pear tree pollinate an apple tree?

It is always best to pollinate fruit trees of the same genus with each other (apples with apples, pears with pears) but pears can cross-pollinate with apples as long as both trees bloom at the same time. For example, a Norland apple tree cannot pollinate another Norland apple tree.

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How much water do apple trees need?

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Is an apple a berry?

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Can dogs eat apples?

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Why do apple seeds grow different apples?

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What is the best time to plant an apple tree?

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