An Apple a Day Keeps Doctor Away

There is a common phase, “An apple a day keeps doctor away”. This is not just a phrase; in fact it is the biggest truth. It is fantastic to eat fresh apples plucked directly from apple trees. Many gardeners plan to grow apples in their garden but they put the idea off as they don’t have much idea that what kind of apple tree is best to grow. There are myriad varieties of apples and it is sometimes very difficult to check that which one is the best.

Apple Tree

Some of the things which should be kept in mind while growing apple trees in the garden are as follows:

  • The very important and foremost thing which should be kept in mind is the location. Until and unless you have an amazing planting location, apple tree will not grow well and will not give great results. You should have adequate area for planting apple tree so that it can bestow you plenty of fruits.
  • Single tree cannot stand alone, it need another tree to pollinate. Hence, there should be two trees to stand side by side in order to pollinate each other. Also, you should keep in mind that you should have enough space to grow two trees at a time so that they can pollinate easily.
  • The trees should be planted where they get direct sun spot. There are very few apple trees which grow in shade; therefore, trees should be planted where they get lot of sun. Sun helps in evaporating moisture and save trees from diseases.
  • Space also plays a major role. There should be enough space between trees so that they get enough space to grow. For example if a tree is ten feet long then there should also be teen feet of distance between the two.
  • Another very important thing which should be kept in mind is the soil. Trees should be planted in the areas where soil does not drain well. Now the question arises that, how that can be checked? You can check it at the time of heavy rainfall. In case of heavy rainfall, if water is standing still in certain areas of soil then those areas should be avoided to plant such trees.
  • Environment is also one of the major factors in the growth of apple tree. They grow at faster pace between the temperatures of 32ºF-45ºF. November is the best time to plant such trees; however, you can plant to the latest to the March.

Hence, when your trees grow completely and start giving fruits then start removing apples from the trees by holding stem gently and twisting the apples till it comes off. They are the best eaten straight from the tree for the best taste but if your intention is to store the apples then keep them in refrigerators along with the stem.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s start planting apple trees and get you taste buds awaken. Grow apple trees and keep the doctors away by keeping lots of apples a day.


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