Red apple. Who hasn’t enjoyed a lovely juicy red apple at some stage? These are a really great variety as found in supermarkets and top-end stores.
Apple trees must be planted in pairs in order to bear fruit—apple trees are not self-pollinating, so they need a different kind of apple tree to pollinate with. Keep in mind that growing an apple tree from the seeds you have collected does not necessarily guarantee that the tree produced from these seeds will bear fruit or be the same kind of apple.
Try to pick or buy seeds of apple trees that do well in your climate zone or else your tree may die once planted outside.
When attempting to grow an apple tree from seed, you should also keep in mind that the tree produced will not have any dwarfing characteristics (meaning that it will grow to its full height of about 30 feet/9 meters). If you think you have enough room in your yard for this tree, great! You should also keep in mind that trees planted from seeds could take 8 to 10 years to produce fruit.
Cover your seeds with a damp paper towel. Place the paper towel and seeds into a sealable plastic bag, jar with a lid, or Tupperware box.
Place your seeds in the fridge. Seeds need a period of exposure to cold temperatures called “after-ripening”. This is essentially simulated winter. During this time, the seeds will begin to grow roots and sprout. They will need to be left in there for 70 to 80 days. Keep the temperature the seeds are stored at around 4.4 to 10ºC, with the optimal temperature being 4.4 to 5ºC. If possible, do this during actual winter so that when you take the seeds out of the fridge, they will be aligned with the actual seasons.
Planting your sprouts in the early spring after the last frost will have the best results.
Transplant sprouted seeds to pots for them to grow out for the first year. After a year, transplant to their final position to grow to maturity.
Minimum of 15 seeds per pack
All seeds are tested and grown on our farm in Malawi and our growing area in South Africa. Please check conditions in your area for the type of seed to be grown. Growth rates and germination times are dependent on many factors such as soil conditions, rainfall/watering patterns, climate, and many more.
Growth and harvest can be affected by these conditions. Please note that certain countries require specific permission to grow certain plants or ban their growth completely. Please check your local regulations before purchasing products.
We will not be held responsible for products purchased that are not allowed in your country/province