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How do apple trees grow?
Last Updated: 4th February, 2020
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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.