APPLE TREES

Asked April 18, 2019, 11:07 AM EDT

iM TRYING TO GROW A APPLE TREE NEAR A JUNIPER TREE, WHA T TYPE OF TREE IS BEST?

Dakota County Minnesota

1 Response

First of all you will need two different apple varieties to pollinate each other. The juniper could be a host to cedar apple rust which causes fire blight in apples. There are some varieties that are somewhat resistant but I would recommend removing the juniper if you want to grow apples. Here are a couple of links that give you more info about everything. Make sure you open all the links with info. https://extension.umn.edu/fruit/growing-apples#apple-varieties-recommended-for-minnesota-247061 . https://extension.umn.edu/plant-diseases/cedar-apple-rust