Growing your own apple tree can be easy, affordable and fun. We offer a huge selection to suit a wide range of climates, environments and spaces. This includes cold-hardy, easy-care, dessert and antique varieties, along with other exclusive apple trees you won’t find anywhere else. Each will produce bushels of healthy, flavorful apples that can be eaten fresh off the tree, stored for later, or used to make pies or ciders. You can’t beat the superior homegrown taste — or the savings — you’ll enjoy if you plant one of these trees instead of making countless trips to the grocery store.
Enter your zip code to find your hardiness zone, see which trees and plants are best suited for your area, and learn your next ideal planting time.
To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when shopping for an apple tree.
Make sure you pick the right size for your space. When our apple trees mature, they will be one of three sizes:
Your climate plays an important role in whether an apple tree will produce fruit or even survive. Before ordering a tree, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area. Most of our apple trees grow well in Zones 5-8, but we also have an impressive selection of cold-hardy varieties that can thrive in cooler northern climates (Zones 3-4) and some heat-tolerant varieties for growers who live in warmer areas in the south (Zones 9-10).
Pollination by a different variety is key to the success of most apple trees. Often, its absence is why trees produce poorly or don’t bear fruit. Some apple trees are self-pollinating, but we still recommend planting another variety in your yard for optimum fruit production. Be sure to check the description of the tree you’re interested in to see which pollinators our experts suggest. For example, we generally recommend planting the Golden Delicious variety within close proximity of any apple tree, because it is widely considered to be a universal pollinator for other varieties.
Our apple trees will be shipped to you bare-root (without soil) to ensure good contact with your garden soil. These young trees arrive in a dormant (resting) state and will spring to life soon after planting. They are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter when shipped to you. If you would like a head start on growing an apple tree, upgrade to one of our top-grade, robust Stark Supreme Trees®, which are handpicked by our team of experts. They are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter when shipped to you.
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Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:
Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.
Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.
Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.
Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.
Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.
*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.
Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. It's just that simple. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or refund your full purchase price if you don't want a replacement. To receive your replacement or refund, please call 800.325.4180. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.