Growing apple trees in RI?
August 26, 2012 7:43 PM Subscribe
Can anyone tell me about growing an apple tree in Rhode Island (zone 6b) without too many chemicals? Is it possible? Are Golden Delicious a good choice?
posted by wenestvedt to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We buy a lot of apples each fall from a nearby orchard (Jaswell's Farms -- we love them!), and we are thinking about having a couple of trees of our own as we plan a yard overhaul this winter.
Our area has a lot of orchards, so I know the climate here in northern Rhode Island isn't the challenge. We would like to limit the use of chemicals; is this possible?
And we love the Golden Delicious that we get at the nearby orchards. Are they fussy? Are there easier varieties that are as sweet?
Thanks for nay ideas!