Caring for your Home Apple and Fruit Trees
We get lots of questions about caring for your home fruit trees. Here is some of the best information we feel is out there about taking care of apple trees at home.
What should I know before growing my own fruit trees?
There are several things you should know before you plant fruit trees. Here are a few:
What varieties should you plant?
A good publication from Purdue on the best varieties: Apple Cultivars for Indiana
Another helpful publication from Kentucky State on Varieties: Home Fruit Tree Variety Recommendations
Where can I find apple trees in Indianapolis area?
From what we are aware, the following garden centers carry some varieties of apple trees:
Caring for your Trees:
Here is a link to the publication about managing pests in home fruit trees that is available from Purdue. We highly recommend this for caring for any type of fruit (including berries). Information about pruning, spraying, and much more is included. Managing Pests in Home Fruit Trees
Some other publications that you might also find helpful are:
Apple Scab on Tree Fruit in the Home Orchard
Fire Blight on Fruit Trees in the Home Orchard
For information on pruning your apple trees, join us for our Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop held each spring.
You are always welcome to call us with any other questions you have about your fruit tree care. We can also get you more information on the Eastern Indiana Horticulture Society (a group of small and large orchard growers that meet for meetings and instructional activities) and the Indiana Horticulture Society.