Dwarf Apple Trees

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  1. Fruit in Containers
  2. Yellow Spots on Apple Tree Leaves
  3. How to Plant My Dwarf Apple Tree
  4. Semi-Dwarf Apple Tree Problems
  5. when is the best time to repot dwarf apple trees
  6. Cedar apple rust
  7. braburn apple tree
Asked by Anonymous on June 2, 2011
Fruit in Containers

Do I need more than one dwarf apple to pollinate?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Most apple varieties need to cross-pollinate for good fruit set. There are a few cultivars that are self-fruitful. If the label or catalog description doesn't mention that the tree is self-fruitful or self-pollinating, plant another cultivar to be sure you have good fruit set. Some trees may be sold as "self-pollinating" or "self-fruitful." While they are able to pollinate themselves, they will produce more apples if they are cross-pollinated.

This article should help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/fegen/dwarf-fruit-trees-a-planting-guide-for-fruit-trees-in-containers.htm

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Asked by ashley021685 on July 17, 2011
Yellow Spots on Apple Tree Leaves

I have a 5-year-old semi dwarf Mcintosh apple tree and it has tons of yellow spots all over the leaves. On the underside of the leaves under the spots, it’s kind of furry/fiberous (not sure how to explain it). It turns some of the leaves completely yellow.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It sounds like you may have wooly aphids. This article will help you with that:
http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu/factsheets/treefruit/pests/waa/waa.asp

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Asked by Anonymous on October 13, 2011
How to Plant My Dwarf Apple Tree

I have just bought a dwarf apple tree online. It has arrived bare rooted. I had expected it to come with some info on how to plant it as I am a complete novice. Can anyone advise me?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by Anonymous on April 19, 2014
Semi-Dwarf Apple Tree Problems

Last year I planted semi-dwarf apple, peach and pear trees. The peach and pear trees are fine. Something is chewing up all the leaves of the apple tree. There is also a white fluffy substance on the branches. I would appreciate help with these problems.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It sounds like you have woolly aphids. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/woolly-aphid-control.htm As for the damaged leaves, what does the damage look like? It will help us narrow down which pests it could be and advise on getting rid of it.

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Asked by oscar10 on May 13, 2014
When Is the Best Time to Repot Dwarf Apple Trees

I have two dwarf apple trees in 12-inch wide by 11-inch tall pots. They are about 4 ft tall and in flower. Can I repot them now and what size pot should I use?

Regards beverley

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theficuswrangler

Assuming that you want to pot up, in other words put into a larger pot to promote growth, use a pot one size larger than the current one. From a 12" pot go to a 14" diameter. This article has general information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/fegen/dwarf-fruit-trees-a-planting-guide-for-fruit-trees-in-containers.htm
The "when" to repot is a subject of debate. Some people say late winter - early spring, while the plant is still dormant; others say late spring - early summer, when the plant is heading into its period of greatest growth. The dormant period is recommended to avoid damaging roots, but I prefer the summer time, because bonsai growers have proven that cutting roots is not damaging to the plant, so that's not really a factor.

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Asked by Dolo on April 8, 2015
Cedar Apple Rust

My dwarf pixie crunch last year looked great in the beginning but then it started to get the orange spots and leaves fell off, and all the apples fell. So this year I want to get a head start on whatever it is I can do. We do have an apple tree next door that needs to be cut down. It’s horribly old but maybe we can treat that one too. It has the cedar apple rust too. So please, please tell me what to do. My tree is just starting to bud. These aren’t the best pictures, but the first one of the branches show the buds just starting.

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This article discusses cedar apple rust and prescribes a course of treatment:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/cedar-apple-rust-control.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 18, 2015
Braburn Apple Tree

My dwarf apple tree has brown/red spots on the leaves. The apples are not affected, also the leaves have been nibbled slightly at the edges. What could this be and how do I treat it if it needs treating?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is caused by a fungus, likely apple rust. You can treat the tree with a fungicide and that should help. This article will help as well:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/apple-tree-diseases.htm

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