How to Grow and Care for Sweet Sixteen Apple Trees

Nowadays, many gardeners are using a mixture of ornamental and edible plants to enliven their garden space. Having such multi-functional beds gives them the opportunity to grow their favorite fruits and vegetable at home organically instead of depending on grocery stores for fresh produce. Apples are one of the most popular fruits grown at home. One apple variety that gives plenty of fresh fruit while adding beauty to the landscape is the Sweet Sixteen. Let us learn more about how to grow and care for this apple tree. Read More

The Different Varieties of Yellow Apple Trees

When we think of apples, the most common image that comes to mind is that of a shiny, red fruit like the one in Snow White’s tale. However, there are other varieties of apples that are green or yellow in color. And there’s something special about the crisp, slightly tart taste of a yellow apple. While yellow apple cultivars are very few, they stand out because of their color and taste. If you’re looking to add some yellow cultivars to your orchard, here are some outstanding varieties you can go for. Read More

Powdery Mildew on Apple Trees and How to Control It

If you’re an avid gardener, you will know the amazing feeling of achievement when your trees bloom flowers or bear fruits. Imagine working really hard to grow healthy and beautiful apples, only to find your trees not bearing fruits or drying up. The first indication of something wrong with your apple trees is if you notice that even in spring, your buds aren’t opening. If you find them covered in a powdery substance, which is a white to light grey powder a few days later, it means your trees have been attacked by powdery mildew. Read More

How to Grow and Care for Liberty Apple Trees

Liberty Apple trees are known as prolific producers and are quite easy to grow. However, you need to take good care of these trees to get a good harvest of healthy and juicy apples. Caring or this tree starts with finding a right spot to plant it. Hardy in USDA zones 4-7, Liberty apple trees need loamy, well-drained soil and full sun. Here is more information on the right way to grow and care for these trees. Read More

How to Maintain Apple Trees in Cold Winters

When it comes to apples, it’s never too late to learn about caring for apple trees in hot summers or cold winters. Apples are generally considered cold hardy trees. However, winter apple care starts way before the arrival of winter. If you want your apple trees to bear crisp fruit in the next growing season, you should take proper actions to care for it in the winters. Read More

How to Properly Water an Apple Tree

Apple trees with their colorful, juicy fruits and heavy foliage are a great addition to any backyard or orchard. However, it is important to take good care of these trees in order to enjoy the fruits for years to come. Irrigation is a crucial part of plant care. While apple trees do not need watering after the first year, they do need watering until they are well established. Read More