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What do apples need to survive?

What do apples need to survive?


  • As with most fruit, apples produce best when grown in full sun, which means six or more hours of direct summer Sun daily.
  • The best exposure for apples is a north side of a house, tree line, or rise rather than the south.
  • Apple trees need well-drained soil, but should be able to retain some moisture.

How long does a apple tree live?

50 to 80 years

How many years does it take for an apple tree to grow?

Standard or full-sized trees can grow up to 30 feet tall and can take six years to bear their first fruit. Semi-dwarf and dwarf apple trees can grow from 6 to 20 feet tall and produce full-sized apples in about three years.

Why is my apple tree not fruiting?

If there are no flowers or flower buds present at all: Over-pruning or poor pruning may be to blame. Vigorous shoot growth at the expense of fruit is often caused by taking too much wood out of a tree in one year. Another reason for poor fruit cropping can be immaturity of the tree.

Why would an apple tree not bloom?

Excessive Tree Vigor. Undoubtedly in the backyard situation the number one reason for failure of trees to bear fruit is improper tree vigor. Over vigorous trees expend all their energy in growing wood and do not produce flower buds. Typically, this occurs for two reasons: over-fertilization and over-pruning.

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Cedar-apple rust is the most common. Rust will commonly appear as yellow-orange spots on the leaves, branches and fruit of the apple tree. Collar Rot – Collar rot is a particularly bad apple tree problem. Sooty Blotch – Sooty blotch is a non-lethal but blemishing fungus that affects the fruit of an apple tree.

What affects the lifespan of a tree?

If a tree has enough water, food and sunshine throughout its life, then it can live to the end of its natural lifespan. That said, no amount of care can make an elm live as long as a sequoia. Some of the shorter-lived trees are include palms, which can live around 50 years.

What is the oldest apple tree?

The Old Apple Tree

Do apple trees grow fast?

Apple trees are hearty and resilient, making them a favorite for home orchards. Slow trees grow 12 inches or less per year in height; medium, 13-24 inches per year; and fast trees, 25 inches or more per year. The majority of apple trees grow at a medium rate.