We have one of the broadest selections of bare root apple trees available in the United States. Whether you have a spacious backyard or limited garden space, we offer a range of apple trees suitable for your needs. These trees are perfect for growing your own apples, ensuring a hands-on approach to fruit cultivation.
Apple trees (
Malus domestica) exhibit vibrant green foliage and white-pink blossoms in spring, attracting pollinators. They grow 10-40 feet tall, with a spreading canopy. The fruits vary in color—red, green, or yellow. In autumn, leaves turn yellow, orange, or red, adding seasonal beauty to the landscape. Apple trees are believed to have originated in Central Asia, particularly in the area around Kazakhstan, where wild apple trees (Malus sieversii) still grow. These trees were likely spread along the Silk Road and further cultivated and hybridized across Europe and Asia over centuries.
Our trees, typically late-blooming, thrive in full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate fertility, ensuring a robust growth environment. They grow to their full size, becoming impressive in stature. Worried about common issues like codling moth, apple scab, powdery mildew, or gophers? Fear not! Our trees are chosen for their disease-resistant qualities, providing you with resilient and healthy plants.
Explore our selection of semi-dwarf trees, grafted onto M-111 rootstock known for its adaptability to wet, dry, and poor soils. Resisting woolly apple aphids and collar rot, M-111 is an excellent all-around rootstock. Semi-dwarf trees typically reach heights of 15'-25', but with proper pruning, you can maintain them at the size you desire and encourage the growth of side branches. Expect these 1-2-year-old trees to bear fruit in 4-5 years, promising a bountiful harvest.
For those with limited space, consider our dwarf trees grafted onto Geneva 935 or M-27 rootstocks. These dwarf fruit trees are ideal for smaller gardens. M-27 trees reach a compact 6-8 ft., while Geneva 935 trees are dwarfed to 8-10 ft. and boast heavier fruit bearing. These extremely dwarfing rootstocks are perfect for high-density planting, small garden spaces, and even container growing.
Ensure successful pollination by choosing the right pollinizer if your selected apple variety is not self-fertile. Start your journey into apple cultivation with our carefully curated selection of disease-resistant, productive, and space-efficient trees. Learn how to prune apple trees effectively to maximize their potential. Happy planting and buy apple trees!
Visit our Resource Center to learn more about planting apple trees and enjoy these other resources from academic centers across the country:
Training and Pruning Apple Trees in Intensive Orchards - Authored by Richard P. Marini, Extension Tree Fruit Specialist at Virginia Tech, and reviewed by Sherif Sherif, Assistant Professor of Horticulture and Extension Specialist at the Alson H. Smith, Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech. This publication focuses on training and pruning techniques in intensive apple orchards.
Growing Apples in the Home Orchard - Written by Gary Gao, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Small-Fruit Extension Specialist at OSU South Centers, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University. This paper provides comprehensive information on cultivating apples in a home orchard environment.
From Orchard to Table: Apples! - Lead authors Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., R.D., L.R.D., Food and Nutrition Specialist, and Esther McGinnis, Ph.D., Extension Horticulturist, from NDSU Agriculture. This publication discusses various aspects of growing apple trees, the health benefits of apples, and tips for preserving and preparing them.
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