I have always wanted to grow apples. I love canning apples: apple pie filling, applesauce, apple butter, I even made my own apple juice one year.
Anyway, I finally decided to try growing them. The Coastal South is not an ideal location for trying this. But, I had a coupon for a plant company and they have a lifetime guarantee to either give you a new plant or your money back if things do not work according to your satisfaction.
So, I decided - it really isn't that much of a risk. It is a tree that has five kinds of apples on one tree so that it self-pollinates the other types. Big help if you don't want to buy five apple trees!
I am not counting on getting any apples for the first several years - but it will be so hard to wait! I just hope that it survives and produces apples!
This article will be a big help - any other tips?