first consideration when growing apple trees is what size
tree is desired. Apple trees come mainly as a scion, or top
portion, grafted onto a rootstock. The type of rootstock used
will help determine the eventual size the tree will grow to.
Some rootstocks will produce a full sized tree, while others
will dwarf the tree and make it grow smaller. Growing apple
trees that are dwarfed is more common in the home garden.
consideration before growing apple trees is that nearly all
apple trees do not self-pollinate. This means that to grow
apple trees that bear fruit, more than one tree needs to be
planted. The two or more trees used should also be of different
species with similar bloom times. This will provide healthier
and more abundant fruit. Some varieties of apple tree will
pollinate better than others, and selection should take this
trees will tolerate a wide range of soils, so long as water
and nutrients are not limited and the pH level is adequate.
The soil used for growing apple trees should be well draining,
as standing water in the roots can kill the trees. The location
should also be in a higher level, as cold air in the spring
will settle in lower areas and possibly damage the tree. More
information about growing apple trees can be found at any
nursery or garden center.