How to grow an apple tree step by step.
Growing apple trees doesn’t have to be just for those who sell apples – you can grow your own apple tree in a pot! Apples are a delicious dessert fruit, and at the same time they are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Today we are going to show you how to easily grow an apple tree in a pot! Follow our step-by-step guide below to get the most delicious apples you’ve ever eaten!
How to grow an apple tree in a pot.
1. Select the variety:
- If you’re not going to grow acres of apple trees as a business, you shouldn’t be growing apple trees from seed. Instead, visit your local nursery for dwarf or semi-dwarf apple varieties.
- Choose self-pollinating varieties, as apple trees require cross-pollination. Or you can purchase two trees for direct pollination. However, it is easier to buy self-pollinating varieties!
- Choose a standard size pot about 12 inches deep (about 5 to 6 gallons).
- Repot apple trees each year as they grow into larger pots.
- Don’t plant your tree directly in a large pot – start with a small pot and gradually change pots until your tree no longer grows vertically, but horizontally.
- Your final pot should be 20 to 25 gallons.
- Use fertile soil with good drainage. When planting, use soil rich in organic matter.
- Place your apple tree in a sunny location without other plants or trees. Apple trees love their place.
- Place the pot in a semi-shaded location on hot summer days.
- Apple trees need cold winters and warm summers. If you live in a cold climate, your apple trees will have difficulty growing unless they are in a controlled environment.
- Water regularly, especially during the growing season.
- Don’t water the leaves and watch the soil: apple trees are prone to root rot.
- During the growing season, apply a balanced liquid fertilizer to your apple trees every 2 weeks.
- Prune as needed to control the shape and size of the apple tree. Remove dead leaves or branches.
Now that you know how to do it, get to work and you will see how your plant grows and begins to bear fruit so you can harvest a fresh apple.