Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA ARS
Zones 3 to 8
3 feet (mini-dwarf) to 30 feet (standard)
2 feet (columnar) to 25 feet (standard)
White and pink
Red, green or yellow pome; greater than 2 inches in diameter
Planting and 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
Scab, fireblight, apple maggot, codling moth, tent caterpillar
Varieties to Consider
Look for the most disease resistant cultivars available in your area.
Anna, Dorsett Golden and Tropic Sweet are low chill apples for milder regions.
Did You Know
Apple blossoms are edible. Limit consumption as the flowers, like the seeds, can be toxic if eaten in excess.