Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thinking About Apple Trees

Anyone have any experience growing dwarf apple trees in Zone 6 (New England)? We're thinking about putting a few in come Spring. I've checked out a few of the catalogs and the verdict is out. Optimal varieties would be good for storage, pies, and other tasty treats.

We definitely want to avoid the need to apply chemicals. Is this a pipe dream? We have several local orchards around but none are chemical free as far as we know.

Thanks for any advice!

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