How to Grow an Apple Tree from a Seed in 12 Steps (mine are growing YAY) I have 4 little tiny trees growing from organic seed! SO COOL it works!!
Deciduous Fruit Trees - Apples (including crabapples), peaches, pears, plums, and cherries should be pruned in midwinter. Although winter pruning removes some of their flower buds, the goal in pruning fruit trees is to open up the tree to allow in more light for a better crop of fruit, rather than to get maximum bloom.
Red ball coated wtih glue and hung in apple tree to keep bug off apples....& other insect control ideas. Boil 1 qt. corn syrup & 1 qt. water to create a non drying sweet glue to spread with a paintbrush over colored construction paper as "Glue Traps" for insects Pink, blue or yellow fluorescent works well.
Veggies To Plant When The Apple Trees Bloom and other old-fashioned garden wisdoms at empressofdirt.net...
PRUNING APPLE TREES: First Winter: If there has been a lot of new growth, choose 3 to 5 branches for the first set of scaffold branches. These branches should spiral around the trunk with about 4 inches vertical distance between each branch. Cut off the other side branches and any vertical branches that may compete with the leader. Prune back the main leader shoot, but keep it as the highest part of the tree to maintain your pyramid shape.
Put a sticker on your apples while they are still green on the tree. As they…
Put a sticker on your apples while they are still green on the tree. As they ripen, the part under the sticker stays green and you have a custom stenciled apple.
I would Love to have an apple tree in my future backyard someday!