How to Acclimate Apple Trees

Acclimate (ac·cli·mate): "To become accustomed to a new climate or to new conditions. Also to harden off a plant."

Acclimating apple trees helps to minimize environmental stress when planting. Since our potted apple trees are grown in the controlled environment of our greenhouses, they may arrive to you already sporting tender new growth. This growth can be sensitive to things like direct sunlight and sudden changes in temperature, so acclimating these apple trees to their new environment will help provide a great start.

NOTE: This is part 2 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow apple trees, we recommend starting from the beginning.