Cocoons on Apple Trees?

Answer These "cocoons" on apple trees are the nests of a North American pest called the Eastern tent caterpillar. The tents are woven silk and protect the caterpillars inside as they feed on the apple tre... Read More »

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How do I tell tip bearing apple trees from spur bearing apple trees?

SpursLook for spurs (thick, thorn-like growths) on the apple tree's branches. If fruit production has started, the apples develop on the spurs. If you have spurs on the tree, you have either a part... Read More »

Cedar-Apple Rust on Apple Trees?

Cedar-apple rust is a fungal disease that affects most types of apple trees (Malus sp.), including crab apples. It also affects eastern red cedar trees (Juniperus virginiana L.). In fact, the fungu... Read More »

How big do apple trees get?

Apple trees come in dwarf, semi-dwarf and standard sizes. A dwarf tree grows no larger than 10 feet tall and wide. A standard apple tree can reach a height of 20 feet and can grow as wide as 15 fee... Read More »

How do I start apple trees?

Start an Apple Tree From SeedsTake the seeds from an apple core. Place seeds into a container of peat moss, and lightly water. Cover the container tightly with a lid or use plastic wrap with a rubb... Read More »