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Johnfin
Jul 28, 2018 10:46 AM CST
Any chance on save my apple trees?
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2018 11:01 AM CST
I've been in Florida 50+ years and I've never heard of Apples growing here. I think they need a certain number of hours of winter chill/dormancy to thrive and although they may do well in the northernmost part of the state, I'm not sure they would survive or produce fruit in central and south Florida.

Here's the listing for Gala Apple in our database Apple (Malus pumila 'Gala') Note the comment at the very bottom of the page showing the growing zone of 5 - 8.
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BigBill
Jul 29, 2018 3:34 AM CST
There are certain things you can't grow in Florida. Apples are one of them. The overall heat is just way too much.
Think of where our apple growing states are: New York, Michigan, Vermont, Oregon, Washington to name a few.
You need to try citrus such as oranges, lime, grapefruit.
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Johnfin
Jul 29, 2018 9:51 AM CST
Well both of you dont know what the heck you are talking about. I live in central florida where it freezes every year AND my trees have produced apples. They sell a few different types of apple trees at all of the local stores like lowes, home depot and tractor supply. I also grow cherries and peaches we too, Oranges are being replaced with peaches here in florida since 70% of the crops were wiped out from greening,.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jul 29, 2018 10:33 AM CST
Well, hopefully someone in Florida who DOES know what they are talking about will be along to offer help. Good luck with your apple tree. Thumbs up
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 29, 2018 10:37 AM CST
Wow @Johnfin. You ask for help then shoot them down when given?? Not friendly! You will get all kinds of conflicting info when you ask for it especially a general question. Simply thank them for their suggestions and move on.
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BigBill
Jul 29, 2018 11:01 AM CST
Why so nasty?
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