Grown both as commercial crops and in the home garden Apple Trees have been cultivated for 1000s of years and are one of the most widely grown fruit crops in the world.
As a home grown tree they are wonderful with many new varieties being grafted onto smaller growing rootstock making then well suited to smaller spaces.
Apple Trees and Dwarf Apple Tree varieties are readily available for sale online from specialist Apple Tree Nurseries. It is choosing the right one for you climate, space, soil and needs that is the tricky part.
Mail order apple trees including Heirloom apple trees and Dwarf or miniature apples tree are available for sale during winter months when trees are dormant.
Divided into groups depending on use, eating apples, cooking apples and cider apples all have different characteristics.
Remember that Apple trees ripen at different times, some very early in the season and other much later, so choose carefully for the varieties that best suit your needs.
Popular eating varieties include Fuji, Granny Smith, Jonathan while Crab Apples are used for making jellies
Dwarf Apple Trees
Apple trees come as full sized trees, dwarf trees and semi dwarf. These are the best varieties for growing in containers and are allso well suited to small gardens.
It is also possible to espalier apple trees so that they can be grown along walls or fences.
Best Apple Trees for Home Gardens
This will depend entirely on your climate zone and your personal taste. It will also be determined on the purpose for growing thye apples. Eating, Cooking or Cider apples. All have different characteristics. Also some apples are sweeter that other.
Apple trees are available for sale from the following specialist nurseries.
STARK Bro's NURSERIES& ORCHARDS Co.
PO Box 1800 Louisiana MO 63353 - phone: 1-800-325-4180
Originators of Red and Golden Delicious apples. Full line of fruit, Apricots, Berries, Cherries, Nectarines, Pears, Grapes, Nuts, shade and flowering trees, shrubs roses and small fruits. Includes: Walnuts, Carpathian English Walnut, Lake English Walnut, Black Walnut and others