Maphis Nursery and Tree Farm
Making the World Beautiful One Plant at a Time
FLORIDA PANHANDLE APPLES
Apples are not hard to grow in the panhandle since the introduction of low-chill varieties. Like most other fruit they will take special care in order to produce delicious disease free fruit.
Planting and Spacing:
Apples prefer deep well drained soils. Trees should be planted on 20' x 20' spacing.
Apples grow well when trimmed to a modified leader system. As we grow older and prefer not to be on a ladder, apples also produce well in a vase pruning form much like peaches.
Newly planted trees need 1/2 pound of 10-10-10 with minors in January and again in June. Older trees need one pound per year of age applied in January and June up to 15 pounds per application.
Follow the spray schedule under Plant Care. If you have special situations contact our nursery or your County Agent.
30-40% RED BLUSH
DORSETT GOLDEN OR TROPIC SWEET
10% PINK BLUSH
ANNA, EIN SHEMER OR TROPIC SWEET
YELLOWISH-GREEN WITH ORANGE BLUSH
RED STRIPING ON GOLDEN SKIN