We all know about the ‘dirty dozen.' Apples are one of the highest rated fruits on this list. Grocery store apples are notorious for high levels of pesticides and GMOs. And organic apples have outrageous prices! The only solution is to grow your own delicious, healthy, CLEAN apples.
Growing apples is an ideal teaching and learning tool for our children! From planting to harvesting and eating to cooking the lessons are endless.
What an amazing way to start traditions that will go on for generations! The aromas of a fresh apple right off the tree, apple blossoms, apple pies baking, and cider mulling will remind your children and grandchildren of home.
Beyond the delicious fruit, Apple trees are beautiful. Delicate, white to pink blooms coat these fruit tree and announce the arrival of spring. Rich green leaves are a lively sight during spring, summer, and fall. Autumn brings cooler weather and changing leaves. Golden to coppery bronze leaves shimmer in the breeze. In winter the unique, cool gray, scaly bark of the apple tree stand out against the barren landscape.
You don’t have to choose between landscape trees and fruit trees. Apple trees are gorgeous, flowering trees that have the added bonus of fruit. Plant them like you would any other flowering tree and add beauty and purpose to your yard!
Apples, even the self-fertile types, perform much better with another variety. Cross-pollination will give you a higher yield per tree and a higher quality fruit.
With a sugary sweet flavor and a crisp and juicy texture, a fresh Fuji apple is a delicious, healthy snack. The Fuji Apple tree produces a large yield. You will have plenty to share with friends and family. This variety is long lasting in storage. The Fuji is a low chill variety that can even grow in the south! Pair this apple tree with Gala, Golden or Red Delicious, Granny Smith, or a Honeycrisp for best pollination.
The Gala has a tasty, sweet flavor with only a hint of tartness. Ideal for baking, cooking, juicing, and eating fresh, Gala apples are a truly versatile apple. The Gala Apple Tree has a long harvest season and produces a heavy yield. This apple will last months when properly stored! This early harvest apple is ideal for cold climates. Although the Gala is a self-fertile variety, we recommend that you plant this apple tree with Red or Golden Delicious, Fuji, Honeycrisp, or Granny Smith for best results.
The classic Golden Delicious Apple is the kids’ favorite variety! It is hard to resist the sweet, juicy flavor of this blushing, golden-yellow fruit. Not only is the Golden Delicious known as one of the best eating apples, it is also widely used in baking, sauces, and preserves. Golden also known as Yellow Delicious apples make mouth-watering pies and crisps! The Golden Delicious apple tree is the best for pollinating other varieties. Although the Yellow Delicious Apple is a self-fertile variety in order to ensure that the highest quality and quantities of fruit are produced, pair this apple tree with a Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious or Granny Smith.
One bite into this tart, juicy apple will have your taste buds tingling and your tummy begging for more. Not only is the Granny Smith known as one of the best eating apples, it is also widely used in baking, sauces, and preserves. In fact this variety is the top choice for apple pies. You can even elevate the flavor of salads and sandwiches with this bold, crisp apple. The Granny Smith is self-fertile so you only need one tree to enjoy plenty of fruit for your family. However, to ensure that the highest quality and quantities of fruit are produced pair this apple tree with Gala, Golden or Red Delicious, Fuji, Honeycrisp, or a Profusion Crabapple tree.
The Award-winning Honeycrisp Apple is loved for its delicious flavor that is a perfect balance of sweet and tart. The texture is so juicy and crisp you'll be in heaven when you sink your teeth into this apple! It's hard to believe the Honeycrisp is a healthy treat and not a fattening dessert! The Honeycrisp apple is the most versatile apple out there. From pies to juices to preserves to cider this apple will surpass all of your expectations. This variety is self-pollinating so you only need one tree to have plenty of yummy fruit for the whole family. We do recommend that you plant this apple tree with Red or Yellow Delicious, Fuji, Gala, or a Granny Smith for best results.
The Red Delicious is not just America’s favorite Apple. It is the most widely grown apple tree in the world. The sweet and tender flesh of this deep red apple is adored by children and adults alike. Homegrown Red Delicious Apples are extremely versatile. They are great for juicing, cider, baking, and cooking. This mild, sweet apple is a healthy and tasty snack. This dwarf variety is great for small yards. Try Gala, Fuji, Golden Delicious, or a Granny Smith apple tree for best cross-pollination.