About Apple Trees

Apple trees can grow in USDA Zones 4 to 9.

When planting apples, it’s important to consider chill hours. Apples require a certain number of chill hours (aka dormancy period) as well as a pollinator to produce fruit. When buying apple trees online, please ensure you choose a variety that will cross-pollinate as apples are not self-pollinating. Planting crabapple trees nearby can also be used as pollinators if they bloom at the same time as your apple trees.

Always verify chill hours and USDA growing zones match your circumstances before purchase.

choosing the right apple tree

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Below are helpful links, resource guides, and useful collections for selecting the best apple tree.

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Apple Variety Guide

A short description of our apple varieties makes finding the right tree for you, even easier. Compare chill hours, pollinators, and flavor characteristics in the Apple Variety Guide.

Care for Apple Trees

growing guide

We have made it easy for you to plan, plant, and grow your apple tree. Follow our Apple Growing Guide to get the very best results from the time you select your variety to the moment you harvest your first apple!

First you will need to find a place that is well-drained; sandy loam soils are best. It is also very important to keep your trees in full sunlight as this will allow them to grow vigorously, and ultimately, produce the best fruit. Be careful to avoid frost pockets when planting as these will damage your fruit.