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Northern Apple Trees, Perfect For Your Location

Imagine harvesting crisp, juicy apples to bake a fresh pie, or craft a from-scratch crumble...creating original recipes from ingredients sourced in your own backyard.

Since we’ve carefully selected and maintained a diverse medley of Northern Apple Trees perfect for your location, we’re able to ship the right variety directly to your doorstep. That means your home-grown harvest is simply a click away!

What Apple Varieties Grow Best in Cold Ares?

  • Whether you choose the McIntosh Apple Tree or the Red Delicious Apple, our variety means getting healthy, home-grown apples as soon as the first year – no need to wait 4 or 5 years!
  • Most of our selection is comprised of Dwarf Apple Trees, grafted and grown from mature rootstock, delivering bigger, better results.
  • Our Northern Apple Trees are hand-selected for your location, able to thrive in colder temperatures and harsher climates than other varieties.

How to Plant Northern Apple Trees

  • When Can Apple Trees Be Planted?

Late spring (after the last frost has passed) is the best time to plant apples.

  • Where Can You Plant Apple Trees?

Choose a location with full sun (any area about 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily) and well-draining soil. After you've selected the ideal space, dig a hole large enough to accommodate the tree's entire root ball. If you’re planting multiple varieties, space your trees 30 feet apart. Finally, place your tree, pack the surrounding soil tightly, and water to settle the roots of your tree.

How Do You Prune Apple Trees?

To best maintain Apple Trees, we advise following the five Ps: Planting, Pruning, Pollination, Picking, and Preparation.

  • Planting Apple Trees: Choose an area with plenty of sunlight, place your tree in a hole that accommodates its full root system, pack the soil tightly, and water the surrounding area.
  • Pruning Any Apple Variety: Prune Apple Trees in winter, but wait until the third year of growth. Pruning is effortless - just remove any suckers or sprouts from the rootstock (leaves and small branches that grow below the tree's canopy) and weak or broken branches.
  • Pollinating Northern Apples: The majority of our Apple Trees are self-fertile, but purchasing two or more Apple Trees ensures a larger harvest and more varied selection. If your Apple Tree does require a pollinator, select one of our recommend varieties listed on the tree's product page.
  • Picking Apples For Harvest: Pull up on the apple and give it a gentle twist. Once your apple harvest is ready, the fruit will come off the tree easily. You can also cut one open to check for ripeness: ripe apples will have brown seeds and sweet flavor notes.
  • Preparing Apples to Can or Store: Generally, most gardeners should expect to get 20 large bushels of apples per tree! And depending on the particular type of tree, your apples may keep anywhere from three weeks to three or more months. If you're not sure when you will use or eat your apples, they can be preserved by dehydrating or canning the fruit.