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 varieties, familiar favorites like Fuji, Gala, Jonathan, and McIntosh, 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. We even offer edible and ornamental crabapple trees to add landscape interest and to provide pollination for apple orchards large and small. You can’t beat the superior homegrown taste — or the savings — you’ll enjoy if you plant one of these trees instead of making trips to the grocery store.
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To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy an apple tree.
Make sure you pick the right size tree for your available space. When our apple trees mature, they will be one of four sizes:
Maximize your fruit production by choosing a spur-type apple tree. These trees have up to twice as many fruiting spurs as other trees, which means more apples per tree.
Your climate plays an important role in whether an apple tree will be successful. Make sure the hardiness zone range of the tree you choose includes your area.
Pollination by a different apple variety is key to the success of most apple trees. Often, its absence is why trees produce poorly or don’t bear fruit. Be sure to check the description of your tree to see which pollinators our experts suggest.
We do grow some self-pollinating apple trees, but we still recommend planting a second apple variety in your yard for optimum fruit production.
As a note, we generally recommend planting a Golden Delicious apple tree 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 as bare-root trees (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.
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 hand picked by our team of experts. They are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter when shipped.
Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. 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 a refund of the full purchase price.
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.