soil testing for an apple tree

Asked September 12, 2018, 10:20 AM EDT

Hoping to plant an apple tree near Grayling MI (crab apples are close by) and want to give it its best chance for a healthy and productive life. Sunlight and drainage should be of no concern, and I wonder about soil condition. Does the Extension provide soil testing for such a small project? Thanks.

Crawford County Michigan apple trees soil health

1 Response

Hi. The soil test from MSU can do that. In the kit you will be asked to mix soil from different spots of the area you want tested. You can take a sample from your planting spot and label it ‘apple tree’. The cost is the same. Kits can be purchased at your local extension office or purchased online through the Gardening in Michigan website.