What are some suggestions for growing apples successfully in Colorado?

Gardens & Landscapes, Apples August 28, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

Reliable varieties for this area are 'Cox Orange', 'Red Delicious', 'Golden Delicious', 'McIntosh', 'Jonathan', 'Fameuse', 'Northwest Greening', 'Joyce', 'Wealthy', 'Lodi', and 'Haralson'. Select two different varieties for cross pollination and good fruit production. In most cases, planting semi-dwarf varieties rather than standard size trees will allow enough room for at least two different varieties in the landscape. For additional hints for growing apples successfully, see the Colorado PlantTalk script on Apples.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.