I am going to tell you how to grow apple trees from seed. This is a lot more complicated than just throwing a few seeds in the ground, but with my help I can show you how.

Step 1: Materials needed

 You will need:
An apple
Paper towel
plastic bag
Later On:
Grafting tape or Cling film
Grafting Wax or Masking tape

<p>Can you please let me know followings things?</p><p>1. Temperature </p><p>2. Soil Type</p><p>3. Which kind of fertilizer can we use to. </p><p>Thanks.</p>
I didnt have to do all this fancy stuff in order to get the sproutings. Just go to your nearest walmart or garden atore and get some fertiized soil and a pot, moiaten the soil and take an apple, cut it in half, ge two seeds and pace them together ( you may also do this with two different kinds of apples its called a hybrid) if you place them sde by side they reproduce and that will give you a bettwr chance of having fruit on your tree. Any way , plant your seeds and just water it once a week or make sure tue soil is moist by sticking your finger close to the side of the plant and go down into the soil. Thata really all you need to do not any of this fancy stuff. Good luck guys
My apple sproutlings
My daughter threw a seed in my pot with my red lion and i didnt onow until it sprouted so i transplanted tht sprout when it got a bit bigger into its own little contaner ( a water bottle cut a little lower than the middle) with treated oil and it is still growing and fast so i took abfew more seeds and planted thwm in another pot with fresh clean soild and i now have two sprouta. It takes a couple of weeks but if you keep the soil moist, you will have apple sprouts soon enough. Dont water everybday maybe just once a week.
do you think it will be successful in the Philippines?
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<p>Sounds Awesome! Thanks for Sharing your Info on how to Start an Apple Tree from Seeds. Almost all my Apple Seeds Sprouted already so, this is my First Time I gonna Plant an Apple Tree. So, Wish me Luck :))</p>
<p>It works!!</p>
I wanted made it
Seems easy enough I want a McAntoish apple
<p>There are a lot of misconceptions and errors in this thread, and some good stuff too. The article is really about growing apple root stock from seeds in order to graft on a variety that you like, such as pink lady, Wickson, etc...... Nothing wrong with that. People used to do this all the time. If these seeds were allowed to grow out and produce fruit instead of grafting them to another variety, each one would produce a unique new variety of apple, which may or may not be good and may or may not resemble the original parent.</p><p>Most of what you read or hear about growing new varieties from seed is very negative. Michael Pollan in particular has done a great disservice by blugeoning home the message in his book Botany of Desire that it is almost impossible to grow really good apples from seed . The experience of many people disproves that notion though. For instance, my friend Freddy Menge has been growing seedlings and says that more of the apples he grows from seed are worth eating than not... and he's a picky apple collector. My very first open pollinated apple seedling to fruit is quite promising and I happily ate all of them. I named it BITE ME! for all the people that say it can't be done. I have over 100 intentionally cross pollinated seedlings growing and more coming this year. If you want to know more about growing apples from seed intentionally to produce new varieties, I'm producing a youtube video series that follows my efforts and shows how I do everything. I hope to start getting fruit from those this year.</p><p>In short, I think more people should be growing fruit from seed and a little intention in selection of parents can probably go a long way toward skewing results in our favor.</p><p>Apple Breeding video playlist:</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL60FnyEY-eJAMOPvU-yyF4JfuW5ocJvC4">https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL60FnyEY-eJ...</a></p><p>Bite me!<br></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OAFH-IafysQ" width="500"></iframe></p><br>
I live in Calgary , Alberta I have 2 seedlings which if they come back this spring will have survived 3 winters 1 is putting on growth 1 which mostly dies back each year (both with protection) 2 more on their 2 winter , and 2 more on their first winter. Fun experiment.
I think you should read or perhaps reread Michael Pollans' book Botany of Desire he actually credits John Chapman or people like him with spreading and nurturing apple seeds which have led to most known American varieties.Every garden/Hort/herbal/plant book that I have read that talks about planting seeds mentions 1in 50000 apple seeds will produce an apple as good as either parent. Pollan does not walk that line in his book.As a side note it I have spent a lot of time looking for someone that has actually run the experiment. Gathering 50,000 apple seeds grown and collected under the same growing conditions then planted and germinated under the same conditions and then waited the 3-15 years for the trees to fruit etc,etc. Does anyone actually have that much time, money and land to perform this experiment? I would love to see the results.
<p>Trying to remain positive and constructive: There are so many wrong pieces of information on this thread that no one has corrected. First of all,</p><p>1. A &quot;honeycrisp&quot; apple seed does not grow a tree that will produce &quot;honeycrisp&quot; apples. Apple seeds do not grow true to their cultivars, which are usually propagated by live tissue. Therefore, it would be unnecessary to grow a &quot;honeycrisp&quot; from seed to graft it onto any other rootstock. Secondly, there is a PATENT on honeycrisp apples, and most other recently commercially developed, that makes it illegal to use them as scion wood!</p><p>2. This means that the seeds from the prized 51 year old Macintosh may grow seedlings that revert back to any combination of its ancestors that were cross-bred to produce a &quot;Macintosh&quot; apple. It's fine as rootstock, but no reason to use it as scion wood.</p><p>3. &quot;Lets get one thing straight, the procedure of grafting is used to stunt the growth of the scion?&quot;</p><p>Grafting is not done to &quot;stunt the growth&quot; or &quot;dwarf&quot; the resulting tree, unless you are grafting onto specially-bred rootstock for this purpose that you have to buy. Grafting any apple onto a seedling-grown rootstock will produce a full size (think 20 feet mature) tree.</p>
It should be interesting to know that however unlikely you CAN create a new variety of hardy or dwarfing root stock from planting a seed just like you can a new apple. The very first rootstocks were found by someone noticing that trees of the same age were definately smaller or some other characteristic. Had nothing to do with magic or fairys. So give it a try. Other that perhaps some &quot;lab&quot; work pretty much every known variety of fruit/ rootstock originated from a seed .<br>
I have some black twig apples that I have saved out the seeds. I'm letting them dry in a cup in my window. When do I wet with towel and refrigerate?
is it possible to transport a scion from one country to a next? will it die? sorry if i sound like a novice but i am from the caribbean and on my island we dont have apple tress...so its a first time venture. i have seeds i got from some apples at the local supermarket but no other trees to obtain a scion from.
<p>Pink Lady is good for hot climates (and cold too). Try those seeds first, but you won't know if the parent was suitable for hot climate, may not do so well. If you can order a pink lady tree, that would be better.</p>
<p>You might order an already grafted apple tree from Kuffel Creek Nursery. Also I highly recommend you order their e-book &quot;Apple Trees for Hot Climates and the Tropics&quot;. (I have no financial interest in this company - I'm just a local Master Gardener, and we know that Kevin Hauser of Kuffel Creek knows his stuff).</p><p>http://www.kuffelcreek.com/</p>
<p>I moved to Greece and had a Pink Lady apple with the seeds already germinating inside. I have planted hem and have 5 healthy little shoots. I don't understand grafting! I have tow olive trees on my land that I have cropped back to the trunk and 3 stump branches, can I graft the Pink Lady trees onto the olive trees, or do I have to grow a different variety from seed and then graft the Pink Lady onto them?</p>
<p>The seeds that you have plant will not be pink lady apple even if they came from it. it will be a random apple most likely bad in taste. So you let those seedling grow a little bit and then you take a small branch of an apple tree that you know that produce good fruit and connect it with the seedlings that you have. of course you must cut a part of each seedling in order for your branch to connect. Try plant nectarine peach apricot or cherries most likely they produce good fruit sometimes little worst from what they came from sometimes even better. Personally i have great success with apricots the taste is 100% better than the mother plant but they are so easy to break and must handle very careful.</p>
Many thanks for your reply, I live on the island of Kefalonia and we have very few garden centres, unfortunately friends that have bought apple trees have ended up with fruit that is very Woolley and not crisp or sweet. The trees are also expensive here as they have to be shipped in. Can you recommend a good variety that is crisp and sweet that I could perhaps order on line.
<p>Top rated for crisp and sweet = Honeycrisp. I personally like a little more tartness though, my favorites are Jonagold, Pink Lady, and Ginger Gold. Empire is another one that is sweet but not tart, tastes like common apple juice from the store. Gale Gala is another good choice for sweet. But for crisp, nothing really beats the crunch of Honeycrisp.</p>
<p>Order benchgrafted bare root trees. They are very small (about a foot long), and easy to mail. When you get them, soak them in a bucket of tepid water for a few hours before planting.</p>
I really love apple tree, I grow some apple trees from seed, and I know it will take a long time to bear fruit and the taste is not like mother plant. So I want to buy some benchgrafted bare root tree. I live in Viet Nam. Can I buy them online? And how to plant and take care of them? Please give me some advice
<p>Here is the same reply I gave below to another: </p><p>You might order an already grafted apple <br> tree from Kuffel Creek Nursery. Also I highly recommend you order their <br> e-book &quot;Apple Trees for Hot Climates and the Tropics&quot;. (I have no <br>financial interest in this company - I'm just a local Master Gardener, <br>and we know that Kevin Hauser of Kuffel Creek knows his stuff).</p><p>http://www.kuffelcreek.com/</p>
But the Nursery need import permit from Ministry of Agriculture. It is not easy for me to have this. Do you have an other way? Please tell me!!!
<p>You need to graft onto an apple tree. Or maybe a cherry or plum. But not an olive. It must be closely related. This article discusses what types of trees can be grafted onto which types of rootstock. </p><p>http://homeguides.sfgate.com/compatible-fruit-tree-grafting-62200.html</p>
<p>also fruit trees in Greece are very very cheap you can find most bare root fruit trees like fugi apple for 2,50 euros and if in a pot for 5 euros. </p>
<p>I like an apple tree down the road. I have lemon, pomegranate, almond, and crab apple trees established. What time of year and area of the tree do I take the cutting from of the tree I like ? Do you soak the cuttings in something like B-1 transplanting liquid? Also can I graft on any of the trees I mentioned. Or all of them?</p>
<p>You take your cutting in Winter, when the buds are completely closed (dormant), take from new growth only (1 year old) from a branch that produced fruit in the prior season, best to go about pencil thick, but you want to match the size of whatever rootstock you are grafting it onto. Also best to take the middle section of a branch, not the tip or base. You can only graft from like species, meaning only graft an apple to your apple seedling or rootstock (a pear or a lemon is not going to work with an apple rootstock). Do the grafting in late Winter or early Spring.</p>
<p>you could graft onto the crab apple tree.</p>
<p>Scion wood is best harvested before the tree leafs out in Spring. We usually harvest out scion wood around MLK Day (mid Jan.). Take cuttings about the thickness of a pencil, and then store in a ziplock gallon baggie in the fridge (spritz a little water into the bag first). Now wait until the buds on the trees start swelling and are about to leaf and flower out. This shows that the sap is running in the trees and it's about to experience an explosion in growth. Then make your grafts. Cut sections of your scion wood with only one or two buds, to graft on. The whip and tongue method shown above is a good method. I soak the cuttings overnight in room temp water before grafting. You could use growth hormones, but I just use my own saliva on the cut as a growth hormone (learned this from the Dirt Doctor www.dirtdoctor.com)</p>
<p>Someone told me they wouldn't grow edible apples/ why I'm here. I was able to get; Crab , St Lawrence, Golden delicious, Granny Smith, and Wine Sapps to germinate and grow. They are all about 3' tall now and I'm finding out I have to go Back to the parent plants(abandoned orchard) and get grafts........Looks like a fun day out w/ the dogs. Thanks for the 411.</p>
<p>&quot;Common knowledge&quot; is not always right. It is possible that an apple seedling will produce excellent fruit, but it may not be that likely. It depends on a lot of factors, most important of which would be the two parent trees. If one of the parents was a crab apple, you probably won't get fruit that you will want to eat. That said, I doubt that most apples today are cross pollinated with crab apples (I rarely even see a crab apple tree). Many people also say you won't get fruit for 8-10 years from an apple seedling - this too is in fact a myth. I have seen seedlings fruit after 3 years - at that point you can decide if you want to keep it, or graft a known variety onto your tree. But if you don't feel like taking a gamble, just go graft a known variety onto your seedling. That said, I would't graft anything onto a seedling tree, better to go get a proper dwarfting rootstock to graft with (M111 for big tree with deep strong roots, or M7 for a smaller tree that might blow over one day, or M9 for a tiny tree that requires staking for its whole life). If you know someone that grows apple trees, you can probably get a free rootstock from them, or order them. In eastern PA you can buy rootstocks for $1 (http://byfg.org/)</p>
I also grow some apple trees from seed(red delicious). They are about one year. But now I don't know what to do next because nobody grow apple here, so have no apple scion wood to graft onto my tree.
<p>HELP!!! A few weeks ago I found a sprouted apple seed that I bought at a grocery store. Put it in a damp paper towel, then in a ziploc. Blew in the bag and then forgot about it. I looked at it today and it actually is growing. Removed it from the bag and towel due to what looked like mold growing on the towel. Trimmed off the mold. Seed, and sprout are unharmed. Transplanted it into a small terracotta pot with potting soil and coffee grounds. The sprout is about 2.5&quot; tall. I don't know how to care for it from here. </p>
<p>You can either go plant it outside now, or leave it in a pot until next spring to plant outside. You want to make sure the trunk is nice and straight, stake it if you need to.</p>

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