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Old 01-15-2008, 03:53 PM
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hey im not too sure how long it takes for an apple tree to start producing apples.
dont move this mods because im thinking about planting some around my stand
if anyone knows please let me know via here or PM
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:01 PM
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Depends on how big the trees are when you plant them. A good pair of 8' trees should start producing in a couple of years. That's my experience anyway.

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Old 01-15-2008, 04:05 PM
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Don't hold your breath.Just feeling playful.
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:06 PM
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thank you
do you know what the price range generally is for an 8 footer?
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:18 PM
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Depends on where you buy and where you live. Check around several different stores to find what you want at the best price.
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:20 PM
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well i live in missouri, but ive never really checked any of these out, so i guess this spring ill take a look
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:23 PM
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It'll depend on how old they are when you plant them. If you are thinking of doing it this year, get a soil analysis done right away. You may have to fertilize/lime the area which needs to be done pretty much now. Soils analysis takes about two weeks.We just finishedliming and prunningmy apples this past weekend. Also make sure the trees get plenty of sun.

BTW, deer love to browse shoots, so keep them protected.
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:19 PM
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In good soil an apple tree takes seven years to produce apples. You will need a male tree and a female tree and bees around to pollanate. I use an organic insectaside on mine to keep bugs and worms away. Good luck
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:20 PM
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woo thats a long time
but we do expect to have this lease for that long!
thanks for the help everyone!!
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:13 PM
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An 8' tree will already be several years old. I know at our last place, we planted two peach, two apple, and two pear, all 6 - 8' tall. The next year they all produced, not a lot, but produced. The following year double the previous year. The third year, we had more fruit than we knew what to do with.
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