How To Grow Apples And Their Benefits | My Peaceful Land

Apples are probably the easiest fruit tree to grow and the most popular with gardeners. You may be lucky enough to have one already. There are thousands of different types of apples, but they’re usually categorized into two categories. Apples for eating, and apples for cooking, some fall under both, suitable for both uses. You will grow organic apples from late September to early October. However varieties are strongly influenced by weather conditions during the growing season. Apple trees/plants also blossom lovely white and pink flowers from late March to mid-May

How To Grow Apples

Apples require very little care, if growing from seed you can plant it any time of the year, though early spring is preferred, if growing bare-root(roots are exposed when purchased plant) should be planted from late autumn to early spring. You can grow the apples in anything you like, container, pot, in the ground.

Apple trees can grow in a wide range of soils from medium-textured clays to gravelly sands. However, poor soils will produce poor results and the best crops are found on fertile sandy soils and loams. Soils should be well-drained. Water daily or when dry, fertilizers are optional, you don’t need fertilizers to grow, they may produce more apples or grow them faster, but are not necessary. The ideal position for an apple tree is a sunny, sheltered site, well away from any frost pockets. Avoid poorly-drained or shallow soils.

Nutrients And Health Benefits

Apples are rich in nutrients they contain vitamins C, K, A, E, B-1, B-2, and B-6. Apples also contain potassium, RDI for manganese, and copper. To get the most out of apples, leave the skin on — it contains half of the fiber and many of the polyphenols. In addition, apples may be good for weight loss, good for your heart, they’re linked to a lower risk of diabetes, promote good bacteria in the gut. Substances in apples may help prevent cancer, and contain compounds that can help fight asthma.

Apples are easy to add to your diet they can be used to make apple cider, apple butter, and applesauce. Also you can make, caramel apples, apple pancakes, apple crumble, apple pie, food recipes, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, etc. Apples can be used in many ways and overall a very recommend fruit plant.