How to Grow:
Dig a hole about double the size of the pot that your apple tree has come in. Give at least 10 feet between each tree. Be sure to plant where it will get full sun. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Water your tree regularly.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these. Herbs are especially great companion plants because they help to repel pests from your other plants!
Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common pests for apples:
You can begin to harvest from your apple tree after about 3-5 years. Fresh apples off the tree taste amazing! Simply pick the apples once they are ripe. You will notice they are ripe when there is no longer any green. Do not pull hard, but simply twist gently and the apple should fall off right in your hand.
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