When you want to plant a white apple tree, there are some issues you must consider if better production is to be realized. Look at the trees that are resistant to diseases to help you use less chemicals thus making maintenance easy. Dwarf white apple trees are recommended for they are easy to care and harvest nevertheless they won’t take over the yard. The seedling should be bare root that is dormant of about 1 year old. For any white dwarf apple tree, it may take about 3 to 4 years for it to bear fruits others may take about 5 to 8 years. Make sure also fertilizer is applied; this is to give the plant the needed nutrients at all time.
Like any other apple, be sure that you are buying the required type of white apple that you wanted. It should be healthy, one year old from the nursery tree, four to six feet tall with a better root system. Remember that a small tree with better root system when transplanted will grow better than a large tree.
The same procedure must be followed like any other variety; a hole must be created to fit the size of the root system. Before you place the tree into the hole, also place some loose soils into the hole then the tree. Making sure that the roots are not twisted or crowded, spread the roots to the loose soils you placed back into the hole. Add the soils slowly making sure that the roots that you spread are not interfered with in the process. The union graft should be about three inches above the soil line after filling the hole; this is to make it not emerge from the scion. After planting of the white apple tree, you have to eliminate air pockets by watering it and to provide a better contact between the soil and the roots. Water the plant to its maturity if there is no rain.
Care of the white apple plant
Growing white apple tree, you will have to do a bit of pruning, thinning, and keeping insects and diseases at bay, of all other requirements. There are a variety of sources and also resources to guide you in the process of white apple planting. A great place to start is your state second home called school extension; they may have helpful summary bulletins. Remember that your white apple is what’s called a seedling, standard, or full-size tree; follow the recommendations for this type. Good white apples can be a challenge to grow, depending on your area, so read up on the pests and diseases in your locale and find a way of dealing with them or you find another type to plant that fits your area climatic conditions.
Hopefully! The tree will bear fruits. White apple trees are normally propagated by grafting because they do not replicate true from seed, so your seedling tree is an experiment! It may produce fruit that tastes superb, or not, but either way the fruit is unlikely to resemble the apple where the seed came from.
Harvest and Storage
Reap unwearyingly. Following all this pruning and caring, be sure to gather your apples at their crest of perfection; Pluck your apples when their backdrop color is no longer green again. Diverse apple varieties mature at different times, so the harvest season can stretch depending on the variety you planted, the stem should part readily from the branch when the fruit is cupped in the palm of your hand and given a slight twist around, then up. If the apple is overripe and soft, use for cooking! The apple will be well for about six months at temperatures between 32 and 45 degrees F. Plant the apple tree and enjoy the best harvests.