Plant CareView Full Planting & Care Instructions
Sunlight Surprise Apples thrive in full sun, so make sure you plant in a spot that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.
Watering Water regularly each week when the soil gets dry 2-3 inches down. Make sure to water more often if the tree is potted or there is a period of drought.
Fertilizing Follow label instructions on an apple-specific fertilizer, usually applying several times from April until August.
|Mature Height:||10-15 ft.|
|Mature Width:||8-10 ft.|
|Harvest Time:||August - October|
|Year to Bear:||Can Fruit the 1st Year!|
|Botanical Name:||Malus sp.|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ, CA, ID, OR, WA|
|Grows Well In Zones:||5-8 outdoors|
|You are in Growing Zone:||#|
Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
Three Delicious Apple Varieties on One Tree
Why 3-in-1 Apple Surprise Trees?
Imagine a variety of flavors from August through October. With the 3-in-1 Apple Surprise Tree, you'll have that benefit and more. Delicious apples for harvest, month after month, from your own backyard!
This apple tree is an abundant producer, so you’ll always have crisp, juicy apples on hand for a refreshing healthy snack. And instead of planting three different types of trees, you get all these varieties from one. Plus, the 3-in-1 is self-fertile and reaches a manageable mature height - that means tight landscape spaces are no problem.
You'll receive three of the following varieties: Braeburn, Cortland, Granny Smith, McIntosh and Spartan.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Our 3-in-1 Apples are better because they've got a proven history of performance. Each type of apple is carefully grafted on to a mature and healthy rootstock by hand, with measures to ensure that the grafts don’t fail. As a result, these trees are pest and disease resistant. They’re also drought tolerant and heat resistant, so they don’t require constant care or hassle.
We've done the extra work at our nursery to ensure these benefits and more.
Experience the amazing growth, flavor and ease of our 3-in-1 Apple for yourself. There's nothing like getting a variety of incredible tastes in one package - order your 3-in-1 Apple Surprise Tree today!
3-in-1 Apple Surprise Tree Pollination
3-in-1 Apple Surprise Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional 3-in-1 Apple Surprise Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Full sun and well-drained soil are ideal for your 3-in-1 Apple Surprise Tree. Any area that receives around 6 hours of sunlight per day is perfect. Once you've found your location, dig a hole that's twice the width of the root ball and just as deep. Then, place your tree, back fill the soil and tamp down to avoid air pockets. Finally, mulch the area and water to settle the roots.
*Tip: Make sure your mulch is not touching the base of the trunk.
2. Watering: Your 3-in-1 Apple Tree will benefit from a regular watering each week. You may need to water more often in times of extreme heat or drought. If you're not sure when to water, simply check the soil about 2 or 3 inches down. If it's dry in this area, it's time to water.
3. Pruning: Once your Apple Surprise Tree has become established and is starting to bear fruit, it will need some periodic, moderate pruning. During dormancy, remove any vigorous, upright stems and weak, damaged or dead branches.
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 2nd|
|Zone 5||Week of April 11th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 28th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
Customer Reviews & Photos
- April 16
- temperature changes
- customer service
Good so far
Sent to my daughter. She immediately planted them in a large container. It arrived well packed and healthy.
Planted early spring and worried
I have had great experiences with FGT, but I did pre-order this tree and was told that it would ship the week of April 16. It actually shipped a week early and I live in Buffalo , NY, so spring never really came. The tree came early and was broken, but your customer service is great (I also bought the warranty), so you sent another right away. Thing is, I planted them and we have had severe temperature changes from day to night, and now my bark is splitting. Hoping for the best here!