Apples (Malus Domestica) are the fruit of the deciduous tree . This is a guide on how to plant apples.
some types of apples:
Granny smiths, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Golden delicious, Red delicious, McIntosh, Gala, Red Rome, etc.
Step one: Getting the Seeds
Apples should be planted in either early spring or fall. The first step to planting apple seeds is getting the seeds from an apple. Carefully cut down the middle of the apple and remove the seeds. Make sure that you get a lot of seeds. You may need to use a few apples because only about 30% of the seeds will germinate.
Step Two: Germinating
Then, you should get a paper towel and wrap it around the seeds. Wet the paper towel and put it in a plastic bag, making sure that the bag is sealed tight, and wait for your seeds to germinate. It will take your seeds about a month to germinate, but check on them every week and wet the paper towel if it becomes dry.
Step Three: Planting Seeds
Once the seeds have germinated, place them in a pot that is about one to two feet deep, cover them in soil and compost, and then just watch them grow.
Step Four: Grafting
Wait until your trees are thirty to sixty centimeters high before grafting. First, you get a piece of Scion wood from the type of apple that you want. Then cut down at an angle on the piece of wood and make an identical cut on the apple tree. Then cut downwards on the sliced wood (Do this on both the tree and scion wood.) Then push the two pieces of wood together and wrap them with cling film and masking tape.
Step Five: Harvesting
Watch your tree regularly for results, as some may be unsuccessful. If your graft is not growing leaves then it is probably not successful. After about 1-3 months, remove the grafting tape. Then watch the tree grow.
When your apples are the right size, color, and firmness, (depending on the type of apple, example: Granny smiths are light green when they are ready to be picked) they are ready to be picked. The time that an apple ripens and should be picked depends on its type and when it was planted, for example, McIntosh apples ripen in late September.
Recipe: Apple pie