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The appearance of fruit trees and shrubs changes between seasons. From a bare plant lying dormant in winter to fresh greenery in spring, in full bloom during summer to leaves changing colour and dropping in autumn. This is a natural process courtesy of mother nature. Our plants will be delivered accordingly.
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|Growing Height:||200 - 400 cm|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Harvesting:||August - October|
|Latin name:||Malus domestica 'Sweet Summer'|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Planting distance:||200 - 400 cm|
An apple tree will thrive in fertile garden soil. Do improve poor soil with a mix of well-rotted manure and garden compost. Plant the tree in a spot in full sun.
An apple tree really does thrive in a garden. Soak this tree's roots in a bucket of lukewarm water overnight prior to planting. Dig a large hole and loosen the soil thoroughly with a fork. Plant your apple tree at the right depth and spread the roots around the hole - they should be around 15-25 cm below soil level. Place a support stake firmly into the ground next to the roots. Fill the hole with soil and heel the tree well in. Water generously immediately after planting.
The apple tree can be planted in a pot
You can plant the tree in the ground, where eventually it will become a rather large tree. It is also possible to plant it in a large pot or planter and grow it as a smaller tree.
We advise a mulch of compost and granulated cow manure around the trunk of the tree in the winter. Water extra during dry spells. Thin out the fruits in August by removing the smallest apples so that all the energy goes to the largest fruit. The apples can be harvested from October.
Apple trees can be pruned
Prune apple trees from November through to March as long as there is no frost. Fruit trees continue to grow from the top, so if you want a tree that is not so tall we would advise topping it off. Most apple trees grow short and strong side shoots on which the apples develop – you can stimulate their growth by cutting back the main stems 30%, to right above a bud. Thereafter, cut side shoots back to 3-6 buds and you will then see the fruit develop.
Apples are good for you and contain lots of vitamin C.