Anna Apple Trees for Sale Online
Anna Apple Trees were bred in Isreal to have a remarkably low chill requirement, making them ideal for the southern areas of hardiness zones 6 to 9. At its mature height, this apple tree can reach 20 to 30 feet tall! They flourish when placed in an area that has slightly acidic soil and receives full sun.
Their fruit is sweet, slightly tart, crisp, and has creamy white flesh. Anna Apples ripen earlier than other apple trees in June or July. They are medium-large and have light greenish-yellow skin with a slight red blush. These apples store well and are good for eating fresh, apple sauce, or homemade pies.
|Mature Height:||20 to 25 Feet|
|Mature width:||15 to 20 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved deciduous tree, spring flowering|
|Habit:||Spreading, umbrella shaped canopy|
|Fruit Color:||Bright yellow with red blush|
|Pruning Season:||Late winter|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirement:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||One of the best apples for eating fresh or storing|
How to Care for Anna Apple Trees
Before you buy an Anna Apple Tree, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How often do I water my Anna Apple Trees?
After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Anna Apple variety a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one-gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three-gallon pot would be 15, and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day thereafter. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator Bags are a good investment that will help minimize the chore that watering can be.
How do I plant an Anna Apple Tree?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased dwarf apple tree that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely too much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Anna Apple Trees to spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
How much Fertilizer do Anna Apple Trees require?
Trees such as Anna Apple Trees grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as Espoma Tree-tone. Fertilize Anna Apple Trees again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage a heavier fruit set or faster growth of young trees. We recommend Bio-Tone fertilizer when planting. Proper fertilization of your Anna Apple Trees will lead to healthier and more disease-resistant plants, as well as provide you with many more enjoyable fruits. Always, read the label on your fertilizer bag, and follow the instructions.
What type of mulch does an Anna Apple Tree require?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Anna Apple Tree with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.