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    Grow your own organic apples! Plant trees in either spring or fall. Explains how to: choose disease resistant varieties, use permaculture techniques like guilding, prune branches and thin flowers, bag young fruit to protect from pests, and identify nutrient deficiencies.

    See our ingenious pruning method for growing an orchard in a small backyard. Shown: Kept small with timed pruning, this 'Fuji' apple tree stands about 4 feet high and wide and produces an ample crop of full-size fruits.

    Planting Apple Trees 101. Put in two at our last home...need a few at the new house!

    Baby K would love this - Get a paper towel and wrap your apple seeds in them. Wet the paper towel and put it in the plastic bag. Make sure the plastic bag is sealed tight, and put it in the fridge. Your seeds should take about a month to germinate but check every few weeks and wet again if dry. Your seeds will start to have little white sprouts coming out of them soon enough that's when you know there ready for planting.

    Oh... to have an apple tree/small orchard in the backyard... a girl can dream :)

    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.

    Information On Common Diseases Of Apple Trees - Apple trees are one of the most popular fruit trees in the home garden, but among the most prone to disease and problems. This article will help with common issues so you can better manage them.

    Last January, I tested the theory of growing apple trees from seeds and now we have 56 baby apple trees growing in our backyard. Here is how I did it.

    Someday I hope to espalier an apple or cherry tree in my backyard.

    How to Grow Honeycrisp Apple Trees | eHow.com, John and I planted two last summer. So excited!

    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!!

    How To Prune An Apple Tree: New apple trees usually take 6-10 years to bear fruit.

    Growing Apples in Containers. In fact, you can grow almost anything in containers - the trick is to remember to water them often. And fertilize.

    Apple trees are a recommended addition to a chicken garden, providing both food and shelter. Photo by Kate Baldwin. (from Free-Range Chicken Gardens by Jessi Bloom)

    Apple orchard....we had 10 different varieties of apples. Mom sold many bushels even when she turned 80.

    How to Graft Apples Trees Let us begin this article with an assumption.  Let’s assume you are a good old country boy (or girl for that matter) and grew up with your momma making you and your kin the best fried pies in the county.  Let’s also assume that these …