Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 10-15 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-10 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Malus sp.
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, ID, OR
3 Varieties in One Single Tree
Get More from This Apple Tree
The 3-in-1 Apple Tree produces three delectable varieties of apples on one single tree. These trees are cultivated by hand-grafting three apple varieties together onto a single trunk. We nurture them at our nursery, so when you receive your tree, it will be ready to produce fruit the first spring!
Long Growing Season of Blossoms and Apples
These delectable apples ripen throughout a long growing season, which lasts from early summer and well into fall. This remarkable tree bursts with color in early spring with an awe-inspiring abundance of pale pink to white fragrant blooms. Depending on the apple varieties, the flowers will be distinctively different. The first year is always so much fun to see just what types of apples your tree produces. As one harvest winds down, you'll get a second batch of another variety, and then a third.
In addition to receiving apples for months, the tree has additional qualities. At maturity, this tree will be about 10-15 feet in height, which means you can easily reach your harvest without climbing up on a dangerous tall ladder. Also, you don't need a large landscape, as these do well in tight spaces. The tree is both stunning in beauty and practicality, as it does not require another tree for cross-pollination.
The 3-in-1 Apple Tree is durable, grows best in full sun, and adapts well to many soil types. Once it is established, you won't need to do any type of maintenance. Just walk out and pluck off a barrel full of chemical-free apples, year-after-year.
Demand is high for this special tree, so order yours today, before we're completely sold out.
3-in-1 Apple Tree Pollination
3-in-1 Apple Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional 3-in-1 Apple Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
I love the customer service though. Always there to help
My 3 in 1 Apple tree was so perfect when I received it. The tree was marked with three colors white red and orange. Within three weeks white and red branches were looking amazing and new leaves growing. My orange branch is Not doing good at all and actually it's almost drying out. I call back and reported. Was told to give it some time. Am waiting
received my tree it is very healthy and doing well so far. I had a few minor limbs that were broken but all in all a great experience and a healthy tree so far!
2 out of 3 isn't bad
This tree is doing fine on 2 out of 3 grafts. Two branches flowered and now have apples the third is still dormant. I've checked the 3rd dormant stem with a little scratch test and its still alive. Maybe it will get going at some point. Until then I'll just refer to it as my 2 in 1 apple tree.
Planting & Care
An unique tree that gives you several varieties of apples with just one tree, this multiple graft apple (Malus sp.) is a pleasure to watch bloom and fruit. Growing in USDA zones 5-8, they can tolerate cold down to -10 degrees and do not require a lot of chill hours, so they can also grow in the south and still produce fruit. This dwarf fruit tree does not take up a lot of space in your landscape while still providing you with multiple varieties of apples. Only reaching 10-15 feet tall and 10 feet wide, it’s a great way to have several varieties of apple without having to have an orchard to do so. The multi-grafted apple does not require a pollinator as the different grafts naturally cross pollinate with one another!
Location: Be sure that the location you plan to plant your tree will receive full sun which means at least six hours of direct sun each day. If the area receives more than half a day’s shade then the tree will not perform well. Drainage is essential so if you have an overabundance of clay, some soil amending may be required. The pH range of the soil (for the best results) is 6.0-6.5 and a soil test can determine this easily. Testing kits can be found at your local gardening center to test the acidity of your soil. If the soil is mostly sand then amending peat moss into the sand will help with moisture retention otherwise more frequent irrigation will be needed.
Planting Directions (in ground): Now that you have found your ideal planting location for the Multi- apple there are some basic steps for planting the tree. You can raise the acidity of the soil if necessary using lime or wood ash. To lower the pH you can amend sulfur, sphagnum peat or aluminum/iron sulfate into the soil.
1) Make your planting site hole twice the width of the root ball and just as deep.
2) Gently comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots before planting. Take care not to be to rough with the roots.
3) Place your new Multi-apple tree in the hole and be sure it’s straight as you begin to back fill the hole. Tamp down the soil as you fill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming.
4) Water the planting site to settle the soil and then mulch around the base to prevent competing weeds and grasses from growing around the area.
*Tip: Make sure your mulch is not touching the base of the trunk as this can encourage rot and fungus from forming.
Planting Directions (potted tree): Most wouldn’t think you cannot grow an apple tree that isn’t a dwarf variety in a pot. With the Multi-apple you can definitely grow a happy, healthy apple tree in a pot! Growing this way will also help maintain the tree at a more manageable height.
1) You will want to start off with a fairly large pot for the apple tree to have enough space to stretch out its root system. A ten gallon or even a fifteen gallon pot will be a good size to start with. Plastic pots may not be a good selection as they can get hot in the sun and aren’t insulated against the cold.
2) Select a well draining, quality potting soil mix to fill the pot.
3) Some light trimming of the roots is encouraged before potting the tree to prevent it from becoming a root bound mess in the pot. Snip the roots so they are about ½ inch from the inside wall of the pot.
4) Be sure you add enough soil to the bottom of the pot so the graft union will be level with the rim of the pot. Fill the pot until there is about a 2 inch space from the rim to the top of the soil.
Watering (in ground): Your Multi-apple will benefit from a regular watering habit each week. You may need to water more often in times of extreme heat or drought. The soil surrounding your tree should be moist, but never saturated. Light green leaves can be a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves can be a sign of both over or under watering.
Watering (potted): Water slowly when you irrigate the tree to ensure even moisturizing of the soil. When the tree is in a dormant state, only provide enough water to keep the soil slightly moistened. As soon as you see newer growth coming out of the tree you can water whenever the top 2 inches of the soil feels dry.
Pruning (in ground): Once your tree has become established and is starting to bear fruit, it will need some periodic, moderate pruning. Only prune the tree during times of dormancy making sure to remove any vigorous, upright stems which are quite common in the upper portion of the tree. Weak, damaged or dead branches should also be removed. Low hanging, droopy branches should also be removed. As a branch declines with age it should be cutback to let younger branches take over and produce better.
Pruning (potted): Once you have your tree potted and comfortable, prune the branches back to about
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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 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
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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 April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of March 31st|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|