Q: Do these come in dwarf sizes?
A: We do not offer dwarfing stock however by using backyard orchard culture techniques and pruning, you can keep these trees in the 8-10 foot range.
Q: It says Cross pollenation improves harvest. Does that mean you should get 2 Anna apple? Will the Anna and Dorsett cross pollinate with each other? I ordered 1 Anna and 1 Dorestt. Would it be better to order 2 of one kind?
A: Cross pollenation will occur between the two varieties as bees and other pollenating insects and birds move between the trees. This is not a requirement to get apples, it just boosts the harvest results. So to answer your questions, - yes these two will cross pollenate each other, so getting one of each is our recommendation.
Q: Does the Anna and golden Dorset bloom at the same time?
A: Yes, they both bloom together in the early spring most of the time, with the Anna usually flowering first and then the Dorsett Golden - typically overlapping. This is not a requirement for cross pollenation, but it helps.
Q: Do these apples too well in Tucson Arizona? And can they be around in a container?
A: These apples do well in the various Arizona climates, as they need a minimum of 100 and 200 chill hours. They can grow in pots for a while, but will need a large pot as well as regular feeding and pruning.
Q: Can bare root apple trees be picked up if we drive our Prius? Is it large enough?
A: The bare trees can lay horizontal in cars, and will fit in a Prius. You should plan on enough room for the soil and amendments too as those items are necessary for the planting stage.
Q: I have fire blight issues with some bradford pears near where I want to plant these. Should I avoid these trees as they may pick that up?
If so, are the Apricot trees less susceptible?
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Q: Are the apples bare root? Are all spring orders bare root?
A: Yes they are bare root and the only time they are available is in January.
Q: How do I keep the birds from stealing the apples? I hate the netting that gets all tangled and impossible to untangle, plus the birds just go underneath it and climb up the trunk
A: Great question. NEVER use bird netting always use Tulle. A friend wraps the entire tree with it to the trunk.