Apple Trees
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I planted an apple seed about 3 yrs ago and still have no fruit.

Zone Adelaide 5016 | David.F. added on September 5, 2019 | Answered

It was an apple from the super market. It was so delicious that I tried my hand at drying the seed out as I do with other fruit I like, but for some reason unknown to me, being an amateur gardener, it won't produce apples. Can you help me please. David F.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 5, 2019

It may never produce apples at all, being from seed. Since there is so much genetic variability, you may get an apple that never fruits, or one that is not edible. These are the most common occurrences.

Apples that you get from the store have been carefully selected from a well known fruiting tree, and grafted to vigorous rootstock. In order to get a good fruiting apple, you will have to find and graft your own from a good fruiting tree, or purchase an already grafted tree.

This article will help you to care for apples: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/apple-tree-planting.htm

These articles will help you with grafting: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/grafting/what-is-a-scion.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/grafting/rootstock-information.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/grafting-trees-what-is-tree-grafting.htm

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