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What kind of apple trees should i invest in?

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:55 am
by applepip16

I live in Ontario and I have recently moved to a new house. I cant wait to get started with the garden, I have a herb garden and there are some wild flowers already that I will prune and keep as they are lovely! Along with a few other other things I want to do. I would love to get some apple trees for my garden and there are alot of varieties and things to consider I know. I am looking to buy Apple tree seeds to plant. I have found that in Canada these types are typically grown: Gala, McIntosh, Spartan, Cortland, Empire, Delicious, Idared, Golden Russet, Golden Delicious, Crispin (Mutsu), and Northern Spy. What are the most reliable grows and tastiest in peoples opinions? I am even considering getting a 2/3 varieties if this is possible ? I have a large area to turn into an orchard. WE are even considering buying extra land that is free and behind our garden if needs be. So space is not an issue. We plan on being in this house for a while. So i want to invest in the apple trees. Would be so great to have them for juices and eating the fruits of our labour! thanks in advance for any tips!

Re: What kind of apple trees should i invest in?

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:32 pm
by bergeron55
Hello.I can recommend you Gala,Golden Delicious and Spartan.I really like taste of these apples.Idared has a bad taste.If you want excellent taste then you should try Rubín or Admiral (Czech varieties).For me Rubín is best apple in the world ! Or you can try Jonagold,Orion,Gravenstein,Topaz,Rubinola.

Re: What kind of apple trees should i invest in?

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 11:33 am
by tigerbaby
I would disagree that IdaRed has a bad taste. It isn't my favorite, but I wouldn't call it bad. :)

Golden Russet is a really nice one that I would think do well for you. Fameuse (Snow Apple), Northern Spy, Northwest Greening, and Cortland should also be hardy enough for Ontario. (I'm guessing you're not in the far north part of the province...)