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Columnar Apple Tree Care

Columnar Apple Tree Care

Columnar apple trees are loaded with fruiting spurs along the main leader, and branches are short and upright, producing straight, upright growing, cylindrical apple trees. Plant columnar apples in the ground, or transplant to large containers using N.W. Best Potting Soil.


Columnar apple trees mature at 8 to 10 feet tall but less than two feet in diameter, and are extremely healthy and disease resistant. When grown in full sun expect full-sized fruit the first year from planting, so long as there are two or more varieties for cross pollination. As trees mature, the yield of apples will increase. Be sure to maintain fertility levels for good growth and yields, using E.B. Stone Fruit and Berry Food.

Tasty Red is a bright red apple with a sweet, juicy flavor
Blushing Delight produces a blush of reddish green fruit with a slightly sweeter taste
Golden Treat greenish-gold apples are tart in early fall, but get sweeter the longer they are on the tree
Tangy Green lime green apples add a crisp, tart flavor to the series
Scarlet Sentinal large yellow apples with a red blush. Juicy sweet tasting apples that keep well
Northpole large red apple good for cider, baking and eating. Ripens early September
Golden Sentinal large yellow fruit, good for eating and baking. Ripens mid-September

Harvest tasty fruit within easy reach of the patio table, or host a pick-your-own on the porch and watch heads turn. Try columnar apples in large tubs flanking the entrance or plant alongside a border or fence to add value. The impact of a loaded apple tree in a tiny space is irresistible.

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