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Spring flowers, summer shade and delicious fruit are just some of the
wonderful benefits of owning an apple tree. These trees prefer dry,
warm climates and moist, loamy soil.

Fruit is produced by the pollination of the tree's flowers. Because
many apple trees do not self-pollinate, a variety of apple trees that
bloom at the same time need to be planted to encourage self-pollination
and fruit production.

An apple tree will usually bear fruit in its
fourth or fifth year. Fruit comes in many sizes and colors and is best
eaten right off the tree.

Best Time & Location to Plant - Apple trees are best planted in
late fall or early spring, in a location with wind block to help the
fruit from falling off before maturity.

Size of Tree - Apple trees can grow to about 40 feet, but also come in
dwarf varieties which are easier to maintain.

Apple trees unfortunately are susceptible to many insect and disease
issues and require special attention. By properly controlling insects
and disease, fertilizing and regularly pruning the trees you can enjoy
the beauty and fruit of this tree on your landscape for years.

At the beginning of the growing season horticultural oils should also
be used to smother scale insects and reduce over wintering populations
of aphid and mite eggs.

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