The Q&A Archives: Growing Apple Trees

Question: I live in southern California , zone 9, and I would like to know what kind of apple tree that would grow well here since our cold hours are low.

Answer: Apple trees require some winter chill in order to produce fruit, but there are three cultivars that should do well in your gardening region. 'Pettingill' is a mid-to late season apple, which is large, red-blushed green to full red, with firm, white flesh. 'Winter Banana' also has a low winter chill requirement and produces large, pale yellow, pink blushed fruit. 'Winter Pearmain' produces medium to large pale greenish to yellowish apple with tender fine-grained flesh. To insure pollination, grow two apple trees in your yard.

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