Wild Apple Trees

Wild Apple Trees

Wild apple trees are main food of lots of wild animals and they are usually grown from seeds instead of cuttings as normal apple trees. The wild apple trees are not hybrids and they can tolerate some coarse conditions like extreme cold climates and unpleasant soil types. Although they need very little maintenance during the growth, you can spend some time to make them grow better.

If you want to plant wile apple trees in your garden, you can get the seeds from fresh fruits directly. Before planting any seeds into the soil, you should put seeds in a dry place for one or two months. Then you can plant your dry seeds in a container with some potting mix. You should apply adequate for the first one or two weeks. Put the container into a location with adequate sunlight and put a plastic bag with holes on it. This can keep the soil moist for a long time.

When your wild apple plant reaches one foot in height, it is time to transplant it into the soil. Dig a hole in the soil to hold the root ball of your tree and put the wild apple plant into the soil. Apply adequate water can help them establish root system easily. You can also apply some fertilizers to provide extra nutrients. Generally the best planting time is in spring so that they have time to establish their roots in summer. When fully grown, you should decrease the times of fertilizing into once or twice a year. It will take five or six years for your trees to produce wonderful fruits.

Image provided by Evelyn Simak [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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