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Learn how to grow an apple tree at home

27 mayo, 2021

Let nothing stop you from having your own Apple tree! If you want to have this super fruit in your home organically, we explain the step by step so that you can grow it easily.

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How to grow an apple tree

You need:

  • Seeds of 1 apple (not frozen or refrigerated)
  • Cotton
  • 1 piece of aluminum foil
  • Water
  • 1 pot with good drainage
  • Fertile soil fertilized with compost

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Process:

  • Remove the seeds from the apple being very careful not to split them.
  • To germinate them, place a couple of seeds in cotton and wrap them very well. Subsequently, moisten the cotton and wrap it in the piece of aluminum.
  • Store in the refrigerator in a dry space and keep the cotton moist (not wet) until the seeds sprout roots (takes about 1 month).
  • Once the seeds have germinated, it is time to sow: fill ¾ parts of the pot with soil. Make a hole 3 to 5 centimeters deep, bury the seeds and cover them with soil.
  • Water leaving the soil moist but without getting muddy.
  • If both seeds germinate, separate them and replant one in another pot. Take care not to hurt its roots.
  • Once your apple tree is 12 to 24 inches tall, transplant it into a larger pot, planter, or garden.
Apples

Are you ready to harvest your own apple tree and harvest its fruits? (Photo: Getty Images)

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Care

  • You can sow it all year round, but fall is the best season to do it.
  • The best place to plant it is in semi-shade or sun. Later your tree will get used to the direct sun.
  • When it has grown, water every 5 days. In hot season, do it 3 times a week.
  • To have your first fruits, you must follow the care and have a lot of patience, as these take a little time to sprout.

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