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4-Tree Apple Orchard

4-Tree Apple Orchard

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When planting apple trees, you need to grow at least two varieties compatible for cross-pollination. If finding the right match and worrying about your harvest stresses you out, we have the perfect solution—the Apple Orchard.

This collection includes four separate apple trees, in four different varieties: Honeycrisp™, Granny  Smith, Gala, and Fuji. These varieties pair perfectly for pollination  and offer individual benefits like disease resistance in Honeycrisp™ or  long storage life in Fuji Apple Trees. 

For apple lovers looking for a continuous supply of crisp, fresh fruits year after year, the Apple Orchard is the solution.

All apple varieties are grafted on M7 apple stock, a common dwarf type.

Note: This item will not ship to AZ, CA, ID, OR, or WA.

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Specification

Each of your four 5-6ft apple tree varieties come in a 5 gallon size pot. 

Why You'll Love It

Better Pollination: Planting several varieties together improves cross-pollination and performance.

High Yield: You won’t be short on apples to eat when growing an Apple Orchard.

Versatility: Each variety has a slightly different color, taste, and texture, useful for everything from fresh eating to baking and preserves.

Ease of Care: Once established, apple trees are not difficult plants to grow or care for.

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4-Tree Apple Orchard

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For effective cross-pollination, apple trees need to be planted within 50 feet of each other. Space them no closer than 10 feet apart to limit competition and root interference. Also space them 10 feet away from other trees and nearby structures. Apple trees require full sun and well-draining soil for optimal growth. For each tree, dig a hole twice as wide and the same depth as the root ball. Place the tree in the hole, ensuring it's straight, and backfill with soil, tamping down gently to remove air pockets. Water thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Apply a layer of mulch around 3-4 inches thick around the base of the trees after planting.

Sunlight

Plant in full sun, providing at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day.

Fertilizing:

Feed in early spring with a balanced fertilizer to promote strong growth and fruiting.

Pruning:

Prune in late winter to maintain shape and improve growth.

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Product Info

Mature Height: 10-20 ft.

Mature Width: 8-10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Growth Rate: Moderate

Does Not Ship To: AZ, CA, ID, OR, WA

Care and Maintenance

Watering: Water your apple trees regularly, providing around two inches of water per week. Watering frequency will depend on your climate, so monitor soil moisture levels. Young trees need weekly watering to establish strong roots, while established trees require less frequent but deeper watering.

Fertilizing: Begin fertilizing annually in the second or third year of growth. Fertilize in early spring with a balanced fertilizer before new growth appears. Apply fertilizer at the drip line. Increase the diameter as the drip line grows.

Pruning: Prune in late winter when the trees are dormant, removing dead or damaged branches or those that cross into the center of the canopy. Shape the trees and remove lower hanging branches to maintain a strong structure capable of holding the weight of the fruits.

Pests and Diseases: Some varieties are more disease-resistant than others, but you should watch out for signs of apple scab, fire blight, and powdery mildew. Apple maggots and codling moths may attack fruits, and aphids are drawn to new growth in spring.

Harvesting: Apples will start to ripen in fall, with the exact time depending on your climate. When growing these varieties, you’ll have a continuous harvest throughout fall. Remove the fruits when they change color (varying depending on variety) and the flesh is firm. They should be easy to pull off the tree when ripe.

Recovery Time: Transitioning from our nursery to your home can be a bit of a shock to your plants. A short acclimation period helps them recover and reduces stress.

Climate Adjustment: Every environment is unique. Giving your plants time to adjust to the local climate, humidity, and light conditions in a shady spot will set them up for better growth and health.

How to Acclimate Your Plant: Keep the plant in its container and place it in a shady, sheltered area away from high winds. Ensure it's watered adequately – the soil should be moist but not waterlogged. Monitor the plant for any signs of distress and allow it to adjust for a few days before planting. After a few days of acclimation, your plant will be better prepared to thrive in its new home for years to come.

Planting Care

Sunlight: Plant in full sun, providing at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day.

Pruning: Prune in late winter to maintain shape and improve growth.

Fertilizer: Feed in early spring with a balanced fertilizer to promote strong growth and fruiting.

Growing Zone

Growing Zone 5-8