how to grow apple


Learn how to grow apples the right way and avoid problems with your fruits Today I talk a little about how to grow apples apple is one of the most consumed fruits in Brazil. Being the fruit of the apple tree, a tree that has its origins in East Asia in the Middle East, although typical of a place with a temperate climate, the apple tree may need a little cold to fully develop

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The tree can reach a height of up to 10 meters and has a rounded crown that offers good shade, in addition to a smooth, brown bark.

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This fruit is widely cultivated in Brazil and the most common varieties are gala and fuji, which represent around 90% of the total apple cultivation in the country.

The fuji variety usually bears fruit between April and May, offering juicy and sweet fruits. The gala usually bears fruit at the beginning of the year between January and February. Due to the soft colour of its fruits, this tree is being replaced by a variety of trees that offer redder fruits, such as the imperial gala and royal gala.

The apple tree bears fruit between the 5th year and the 30th year with new techniques and the refinement that is being done in the apple tree seeds. They can now have a shelf life and bear fruit earlier and for longer.


Planting should be carried out between June and August, and the tree bears fruit between September and October. Cultivation must be carried out by planting grafted seedlings that result in healthier trees that develop more quickly or through seeds obtained from apples, although cultivation with apples is more laborious. The ideal soil for planting apple trees is clayey or sandy clayey with a pH close to 6.


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The planting region must be protected against strong winds and must not have slopes that exceed 20% the soil may need to be enriched with phosphorus or potassium and it is necessary to prepare the ground by digging a hole 60 centimetres deep and applying half the amount of limestone three months before planting, a few days later drainages are carried out and at this time it is mixed with the soil or remaining limestone, the limestone measure must be purchased at a specialized store about a month before planting.


The soil must be fertilized with standard fertilizer easily found in gardening stores, barnyards or chicken manure, after planting the seeds it is necessary to submit the planting region to the cold to wake up or break the dormancy of the seed and start its vegetative cycle for it to start producing in regions with a warmer climate, there are products that simulate this dormancy break. These products can be found in specialized stores


It is necessary to monitor the growth of the plant by removing weeds that may appear carrying out pest control by irrigating the plant periodically the control of bad fruits must be carried out by removing weeds that may appear carrying out pest control by irrigating the plant periodically the control of bad fruits must be carried out by removing malformed, diseased, stained and weak apples that could harm the others. Following these cultivation and maintenance tips, the apple tree will produce for years, providing pleasant shade, ornamental flowers and delicious fruits that can be eaten fresh or in the preparation of sweets, pies and other foods.


I spoke a little about large-scale cultivation, but if you want to plant at home you can do it from seeds or by buying a seedling already grafted and simply mixing a little limestone with phosphorus or potassium together with the earth in the pot or in the hole that you are going to prepare for planting.

 Whenever you plant at home, it's good to pump it as soon as you can. Helping the plant to develop sometimes even bears a little bigger fruit, but remember that some plants that you find in the market are not the same thing as some plants that you will plant at home because they are genetically altered from the beginning of their formation.

Now if your future goal is to actually produce apples. Plant several different types, apple trees need varieties, which are pollinators to produce. Not all types of apples are pollinators, if you prefer to plant your apple tree outside choose a sunny location with plenty of space. Plant the seeds in early spring and fence off the site to protect it from animals.

It's great to make this a project for the kids or to satisfy their curiosity.

Once the delicate seeds have grown, great care is needed for the seedlings to take root. If the goal is to harvest delicious apples in the future, I recommend dwarf apple trees, they are the best choice, they are firmer and easier to grow than most types.

One warning, don't overwater the plant, this could cause it to rot even if it sprouts. I hope I helped, a big hug.

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