The Q&A Archives: Growing Apple Trees from Seed

Question: How or where can I find information on starting apple trees from seed? Nancy Coleman Wichita KS

Answer: To grow apples from seed, place your apple seeds in the refrigerator for 2-3 months before planting. Then pot them in a soilless potting mix, keep them moist and place the pots in a warm (70F), sunny window. The seeds should germinate in 2-3 weeks and by spring you can plant them outside. The variety of apple may not be the same as the apple the seed came from and it may take 6-8 years for the tree to bear fruit. So if you're up for a long term project, go for it.

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