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Can you grow apples in Florida? The answer is yes – and not just the type you think might grow here. Since I’m on an apple kick right now… today I’m posting some more tantalizing info… this time on growing apples in the tropics.
The article below was pointed out to me by several folks and is definitely worth sharing:
Before I “retired” as a Master Gardener, I was taught that you can basically only grow Anna, Dorsett, Ein Shemer and Tropic Sweet apples in Florida… yet I’m discovering that apples are apparently a lot more tolerant of our climate than previously suspected. Even some of the classic “northern” varieties can be managed in Florida with a little adjustment.
The more you think you know…
UPDATE: I’m growing apples in Florida on a bigger scale now – check out this post.
Another great article. http://kuffelcreek.com/applelist.htm this list is crazy who would guess there where so many "warm weather" apples.
I know. Seriously. This is why we keep trying… nothing is totally set in stone.
Yes Kevin Hauser from Kuffelcreek helped inspire me to try growing apples here.
I have read through his list many times.
It surprised me that Fuji and Granny Smith are fantastic warm climate apples if left to ripen fully on the tree.
Some more good research from the Uni Of California on warm climate varieties here :
Very cool – thank you for the link.
I would love to try growing apples here where we live. I was told of some on the island that grows one apple tree but, don't know if it produces for him. Will have to find something out about that. Like I don't have enough fruits to eat already : )
"Anna" is a variety developed in the Bahamas. If I get any apples off mine this year, I'll mail you the seeds. You can plant them all and you'll likely get a variety worth growing and eating.
If you could manage apples at your place, you'd make no end of profit.
Hello David, I appreciate your work. Keep it up. But how can I get a good root stock and scion to plant in Nigeria.
Try these folks: http://kuffelcreekapplenursery.com/
Hello David I appreciate your works, keep it up. Please how can I get an Apple Root Stock and a scion to plant in Nigeria.