When I decided to plant apple trees it was amazing how many people said “you can grow apple trees in Florida?” Well I guess this proves you can. I am using the backyard orchard culture, this is where the trees are planted very close and are kept cut back. I will not allow the trees to get any taller than 8ft.
This is the second year I have had my Fuji and Golden Dorsette in the ground and this year is amazing. Last year my Fuji did not blossom at all and I had 3 apples from my Dorsette. This year I have blossoms on my Fuji and I counted 17 apples so far on my Dorsette. I was also surprised that the Fuji blossoms like just like the Dorsette.
I planted two bare foot trees (another Golden Dorsette and an Anna) this past December and can’t wait to see how they will do. Since they were small I am assuming it will take a couple of years for them to produce.