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Old 05-13-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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i am looking for info on how to care for a few apple trees. was looking for good accurate sources of info

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There are some great books out on caring specifically for apple trees. Search Amazon or better yet your library catalog first and have your librarian order the books before you buy. For example though:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Apple-Grow...7043320&sr=8-1

One of the most crucial things to producing apples is pruning correctly so make sure you find a resource that outlines that for you. If your trees are old and neglected make sure the pruning covers restoration. Otherwise make sure you are comfortable with procedures for pruning to fruit bearing fruit spurs each season.

Other things that should be covered are dormant and seasonal spraying or non-chemical approaches to pest control, disease control, and thinning the crop as the fruit sets, feeding and watering.

If you are looking to plant apple trees? Read up on some of the new hybrids like my favorite, Honey Crisp developed and patented by the University of Minnesota. Grafting is also popular. I had a dwarf, grafted apple tree in California that was prolific in five species of apples on one tree.


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There are some great books out on caring specifically for apple trees. Search Amazon or better yet your library catalog first and have your librarian order the books before you buy. For example though:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Apple-Grow...7043320&sr=8-1
Grafting is also popular. I had a dwarf, grafted apple tree in California that was prolific in five species of apples on one tree.

How cool is that!!
My tree would have: Honey crisp, Royal Gala, Pink Lady, Fiji and a few pippins for pie
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