APPLE TREES - Knowledgebase Question

colorado springs, Co
Question by jerry_fordha
May 4, 2010
do i need to plant two apple trees red delicious for them to fruit. How soon can I expect apples what can I use besides an insecticide for bugs? thanks Mary

Answer from NGA
May 4, 2010


You will need a second variety of apple tree for your red delicious apple trees to bear fruit. Try planting a Golden Delicious apple tree in your landscape. Historically, red delicious apples won't flower or fruit until their third year. You won't have to spray insecticides unless you actually see bugs. If you'd rather not use insecticides, try hosing the bugs off with a strong stream of water. Good luck with your trees.

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