Apple Trees Buyer's Guide

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. Each will produce bushels of healthy, flavorful apples that can be eaten fresh off the tree, stored for later, or used for cooking. 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.

  • Within our apple tree selection you can also find Disease-Resistant Trees
  • Plus antique Heirloom Varieties of apple trees
  • As well as Cider Apple Trees that bear apples perfectly suited to the task
  • Our Starkspur® Apple Trees have up to twice as many fruiting spurs as others, which means more apples per tree, helping to maximize your apple production.
  • We even offer edible and ornamental Crabapple Trees to add landscape interest and to provide pollination for apple orchards large and small.

To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy an apple tree.

Zone Compatibility

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.

Proper Pollination

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 selection 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 an excellent pollinator variety.

Mature Tree Size

Make sure you pick the right size apple tree for your available space.

  • Columnar Apple Trees mature to be about 8-10' tall, but only 18-24" wide. This makes them perfect for growing in containers on balconies and patios.
  • Dwarf Apple Trees mature to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Even though they are smaller, they produce an abundance of full-size apples.
  • Semi-Dwarf Apple Trees mature to be about 12-15' tall and wide. They offer maximum apple yield per square foot.
  • Standard Apple Trees mature to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. They are perfect if you have a large space or want a multi-purpose apple & shade tree.


Survival Guaranteed!

Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.