SCIENTIFIC NAME: Malus Domestic COLOR: White - Pink Flowers / Red - Green Fruit
PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost BLOOM TIME: Spring PLANT HEIGHT: 15 - 20'
PLANT SPACING: 15 - 20' LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average
OTHER: The Fuji Apple Tree has fragrant flowers and it attract bees, birds, and butterflies. Fuji is a heavy producer of delicious crisp juicy apples. The trees can be pruned to a small size for easier picking. Besides being tasty and a wonderful pre-packaged healthy snack, apples have many health benefits. We've all heard the saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," and it's true. Apples benefit neurological function, help lower cholesterol, and help decrease the risk of colon, lung, and prostate cancer. Apples are also high in fiber and antioxidants. You can enjoy them fresh right off the tree or use them in an endless number of recipes. America's favorite apple!
Germination Tips: Nestle your dry Fuji apple seeds between two damp paper towels and place this package into the refrigerator. Keep this germination package damp; check daily to ensure the apple seeds are surrounded by moist paper towels. Your Fuji apple seeds should sprout in about a month or two. Fill a foam cup with potting soil and gently press the sprouted seed into the middle of the cup -- one seed per cup so they don't have to compete. Make sure the cups have drainage holes and keep them on a sunny window sill. Water the apple seedlings regularly to keep the soil moist but not saturated. Increase the container size to keep up with the growth. Once your apple trees have reached about 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and appear vigorous and hearty, they can be moved outside. Choose a high, sunny location in your backyard and clear a 4-foot area of all grass and weeds, which would compete with your young Fuji apple tree for nutrients and water. Gently remove the apple sapling from it's container and place it in the hole -- replace soil around the roots, tapping well so the roots maintain good contact with the soil and there are no air pockets. When you have finished planting your Fuji apple tree, water it thoroughly. Staking the tree in the first year is strongly recommended. High winds can bend the Fuji apple tree sapling, which may cause the trunk to grow at an angle or even damage the roots. Keep the growing area free from weed competition and any pests that may threaten your Fuji apple tree's growth. Continue watering your tree on a regular schedule.