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Fast-Growing Tips For Growing Apple Trees In Your Own Backyard

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Whether you are growing apples for sale or for the sake of enjoying their lovely looks and luscious bites, this quick and easy guide is meant to give you access to the best apple harvest. In fact, the apple tree is a staple in backyards or lawns in almost all areas of the United States. More notably, at least 35 states grow them for commercial purposes. A gardener or a grower ought to take time to get to know the ins and outs of the world of apple pollination.

Growing the best apple trees begins with having a good grasp of how apple pollination works. The large apple tree varieties that boasts of more than 7,000 species of apple, is both a challenging and rewarding pursuit. Pollination is vital since most apple varieties do not pollinate themselves. More importantly, apples must be planted according to their groups since pollination is also based on the growth of the trees.

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If you want to pick perfect apples, be keen when it comes to the location of your apple tree nursery. More than fertile soil, steady water supply, and ample sunlight, apples are meant to be grown in specific geographic areas.

The most prominent apple-producing locations are those that are within the area of Lake Michigan, east to the Atlantic coast and the bounds of the northeast region to Nova Scotia. Secondary yet equally important apple-growing regions include North Carolina, Virginia and the mountainous areas of Ohio, California and the Pacific Northwest. If you notice that your apples are either bearing little or no fruit in spite all the pruning and tending, it's time to head to your trusted nursery to check the variety that is most befitting to your side of the States.

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Since pollination usually takes at least two different apple trees based on their compatibility which is more commonly known as flowering groups. The 4-in-1 variety appears to be the most compatible to other apple varieties, on top of being a top pollen source. Though Jonagold apple is another highly compatible apple variety, it is the least pollen source. Gravenstein apple seems to be the least favored variety as it ranks lowest in both compatibility and pollen source.

Just in case you are currently tending Honeycrisp apples on your backyard or business, remember that it is compatible with 9 other varieties of apples; and ranks considerably when it comes to pollen sources.

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While it is true that apples can be grown from summer until fall, growers and gardeners must take note of the seasonality of this fruit.

Summer bloomers include varieties such as Gala, Red Delicious, Gravenstein, and McIntosh. By late summer until early fall, expect to harvest Fuji, Honeycrisp, Jonathan and Yellow Delicious apples. Fall is dominated by Granny Smith, Jonagold, and Pink Lady Apple. The rally for fruits of the 4-in-1 variety is impressively up and running from summer to late fall.

Remember, the perfect pick takes patience, the proper and consistent pruning, and of course, the perfect time of the year, too. While waiting for your apple trees' plucking peak, take some time to brush up on your learning more about the so-called apple tree growing zones.

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To get your apples trees in the zone, make sure that they are planted in their respective growing zones. These are geographically mapped out areas that categorize plant life that can withstand the temperature of each zone. This guides growers and planters on what varieties of apples to get so as not to end up with wasted efforts and resources. Zone 8 is most conducive to a wider array of apple trees such as the Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, and the Pink Lady, to name a few.

Once the apple varieties are matched well against the best growing zones for them, expect to reap an impressive bulk of apples ready for sale or for sheer enjoyment.

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Apple Varieties That Can be Pollinated Will Appear Here

4 in 1

Fuji

Gala

Granny Smith

Gravenstein

Honeycrisp

Jonagold

Jonathan

McIntosh

Pink Lady

Red Delicious

Yellow Delicious

4 in 1

Granny Smith

Gravenstein

Honeycrisp

Jonagold

Jonathan

McIntosh

Pink Lady

Red Delicious

Yellow Delicious

4 in 1

Fuji

Granny Smith

Gravenstein

Honeycrisp

Jonagold

Jonathan

McIntosh

Pink Lady

Red Delicious

Yellow Delicious

4 in 1

Fuji

Gala

Gravenstein

Honeycrisp

Jonagold

Jonathan

McIntosh

Pink Lady

Red Delicious

Yellow Delicious

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4 in 1

Fuji

Gala

Granny Smith

Gravenstein

Jonagold

Jonathan

McIntosh

Pink Lady

Red Delicious

4 in 1

Fuji

Gala

Granny Smith

Honeycrisp

Jonagold

McIntosh

Pink Lady

Red Delicious

Yellow Delicious

4 in 1

Fuji

Gala

Granny Smith

Gravenstein

Honeycrisp

Jonagold

Jonathan

Pink Lady

Red Delicious

Yellow Delicious

4 in 1

Fuji

Gala

Granny Smith

Gravenstein

Honeycrisp

Jonagold

Jonathan

McIntosh

Red Delicious

Yellow Delicious

4 in 1

Fuji

Gala

Granny Smith

Honeycrisp

Jonagold

Jonathan

McIntosh

Pink Lady

Yellow Delicious

4 in 1

Fuji

Gala

Granny Smith

Honeycrisp

Jonagold

McIntosh

Pink Lady

Red Delicious

Yellow Delicious

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4 in 1

Fuji

Gala

Granny Smith

Gravenstein

Jonathan

Honey Crisp

McIntosh

Pink Lady

Red Delicious

Yellow Delicious

GROWING ZONES

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4 in 1

GROWING ZONES:

5
6
7
8

Red Fuji

GROWING ZONES:

6
7
8
9

Gala

GROWING ZONES:

5
6
7
8

Grannysmith

GROWING ZONES:

5
6
7
8

Yellow Delicious

GROWING ZONES:

5
6
7
8

Gravenstein

GROWING ZONES:

4
5
6
7
8
9

McIntosh

GROWING ZONES:

4
5
6
7
8

Red Delicious

GROWING ZONES:

5
6
7
8

Honeycrisp

GROWING ZONES:

3
4
5
6
7

Pink Lady

GROWING ZONES:

6
7
8
9

Jonathan

GROWING ZONES:

4
5
6
7
8

Jonagold

GROWING ZONES:

3
4
5
6
7
8
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Early Summer

Gravenstein

Summer

  • 4 in 1

  • Gala

  • McIntosh

  • Red Delicious

Late Summer

  • 4 in 1

  • Red Fuji

  • Honeycrisp

  • Jonathan

  • Yellow Delicious

Early Fall

  • 4 in 1

  • Red Fuji

  • Honeycrisp

  • Jonathan

  • Yellow Delicious

Fall

  • 4 in 1

  • Granny Smith

  • Jonagold

  • Pink Lady

Late Fall

  • 4 in 1

  • Granny Smith

  • Jonagold

  • Pink Lady

sorry no apples yet!

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Number of compatible apple varieties to this group

4 in 1

Jonagold

9
Number of compatible apple varieties to this group

Red Fuji

Gala

Granny Smith

Honeycrisp

McIntosh

Pink Lady

Red Delicious

Yellow Delicious

8
Number of compatible apple varieties to this group

Jonathan

6
Number of compatible apple varieties to this group

Gravenstein

12
Number of compatible apple varieties to this group

4 in 1

11
Number of compatible apple varieties to this group

Gala

Granny Smith

McIntosh

Pink Lady

10
Number of compatible apple varieties to this group

Red Fuji

Honeycrisp

Jonathan

Red Delicious

Yellow Delicious

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Number of compatible apple varieties to this group

Gravenstein

Jonagold

1
Flowering Group

Gravenstein

2
Flowering Group

4 in 1

McIntosh

3
Flowering Group

4 in 1

Granny Smith

Honeycrisp

Jonathan

Pink Lady

4
Flowering Group

4 in 1

Gala

Red Fuji

Red Delicious

Yellow Delicious

5
Flowering Group

Jonagold