Growing Apple Seeds
I'm home schooling and we want to start a garden of apple
trees in our back yard. I think it would be a wonderful experiment for
my two older children. I'm not so sure how to go about this, but I was
wondering if I could grow an apple tree from an apple seed; like buy an
apple from the farmers market and take the seeds out and plant them- we
do want to grow fruit so that we could eat them. Can we do that or will
the fruit not grow?
Try it! Make it an experiment for all of you!
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Wyoming
Your local nursery or Ag. extension agency should be able to direct you
to an appropriate apple seed variety. There is one problem I perceive
have. It takes several years (I don't know how many exactly) for an
apple tree to begin to bear fruit. So your students may have long flown
the nest before you see any apples.
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Update: June 2012