Apple tree spacing

Asked August 9, 2016, 7:37 PM EDT

Would like to know minimum tree to tree spacing distance between
1 . Spur variety on seedling
2. Semi spur on seedling
3. Non spur on seedling
4 . Spur variety on emla 111 root stock
5. Semi spur on emla 111
6.Non spur on emla 111

Thanks

Outside United States trees and shrubs fruit trees apple trees

1 Response

Hello,

My name is Brad Cochran and I am an Extension Agent at West Virginia State University Extension Service.

The answers to your 6 different types of trees are as follows:

1. 12-18 feet between spur varieties on seedlings
2. 15-20 feet between semi-spur varieties on seedlings
3. 18-25 feet between non-spur varieties on seedlings
4. 15-18 feet between spur varieties on EMLA 111
5. 18-22 feet between semi-spur varieties on EMLA 111
6. 22-25 feet between non-spur varieties on EMLA 111

The seedlings and EMLA 111 will grow trees that are quite large and require quite a bit of spacing between the trees. I usually recommend a semi-dwarf tree (less than 20' tall) or dwarf trees (approximately 10' in height) for growers with small spaces to work with. You can grow much more intensively with these smaller trees and they are much easier to maintain with pruning and general maintenance.

If you have additional questions feel free to contact me at bcochran2@wvstateu.edu

Thanks,

Brad Cochran
WVSU Extension Service