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The apple plays a starring role in history, legend, literature, and—of course—gastronomy. Delicious, nutritious, versatile, and hardy—what’s not to love about apples? The apple, Malus domestica, is a member of the rose family, along with pears, plums, peaches, cherries, strawberries, and raspberries. That’s quite a delicious family!… READ MORE
Can you grow apples from seed? Yes. Should you? Probably not. Apple trees grown from seed will not be the same as the tree from which the source apple came; they do not grow true to type. On top of that, it will take years before the tree is mature enough to produce fruit—and even then, what you get will be a surprise. READ MORE
Apple trees love sunshine and fertile, well-draining soil. They like a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0. They need full sun in order to thrive; it’s essential to the growth of good quality fruit. Full sun—six to eight hours of sunlight during the growing season—also helps keep fungal issues at bay. READ MORE