Apple tree

Malus domestica

Pommier    Apple   Manzana   Apfelbaum

Crop Rotation Group :Miscellaneousapple

Soil :Prepare a large hole by breaking up the soil and adding plenty of compost or other organic matter.

Position : Sun or partial shade.

Frost tolerant : Yes


Helped by: Clover, chives, garlic, leeks, nasturtium, southernwood, daffodils, comfrey
Avoid: Cedar because of apple-cedar rust. Walnut because its roots produce growth inhibitors that apple trees are sensitive to


Sow and Plant :Plant in mid-fall or early winter when it’s not too cold for a little root growth to help them establish. Should be planted with at least one other apple tree which flowers at a similar time to aid pollination.

Germination:  days

Spacing :Single Plants: 16′ 4″ (5.00m) each way; Rows: 16′ 4″ (5.00m) with 16′ 4″ (5.00m) row gap

Feeding : Not normally required

Harvesting :Harvest when apples are ripe.

Time to harvest: days

Troubleshooting :

Notes :Prune towards the end of the season to remove any dead or overcrowded branches and to shape if required.