First consider what kind of Apple trees you want to plant in the garden: early maturing, mid-season or late maturing. To early include Papirovka, Orlovym, Arkadik and Dialogue. The fruits ripen in early August. Mid-season: Autumn striped, Zhigulevsk, Cranberry, Delight, the President and others. Harvest you can begin to collect the second half of August. Late: the hero, Kulikov, Orlik, lighthouse Zagorje, Bolotovskii, Marat Busurin and Spartan. Apples begin to sing in September. They are stored long enough – for several months.
Please note on the palatability. Sweet and sour varieties of apples: Autumn striped, Brown striped, Delight, Zhigulevsk, Cranberry and Brown new. Fresh-sweet Candy, Lungwort, Legend. Sour: Antonovka. There are many other new varieties which are annually withdrawn in nurseries. Before you make a purchase, consult with experts. Do not buy seedlings at the market.
Planting seedlings is best in late autumn or early spring. Dig a hole with a depth of 40-60 cm depending on the size of the root system. Add humus, some sand, peat and mineral fertilizers. Well spill the hole with clean water, place the tree at an angle of 90 degrees and sprinkle the earth. If you are planting in the fall, wrap the trunk of an old blanket to protect it from frost and rodents.
Pour the Apple does not need, if not very hot weather and periodic rains. If the drought came, orosite plants at least once a week. Don't forget to remove weeds. In the spring be sure to remove dead branches with pruning shears. Crown start to form in the 2-3 year life of the tree. In principle, this can not be done, if you don't want to give the tree a beautiful shape.
Periodically treat the trunk of the lime tree and the leaves of drugs from pests, which can be purchased in gardening stores. After using chemical agents to use the fruit in food is undesirable for several weeks, so the treatment is best carried out in early summer, and then after the appearance of the ovaries. Collect the fruits as they Mature, before they fall to the ground.
Advice 2 : Apples some varieties have a sour taste
Popular variety of apples Antonovka refers to the sour varieties. These juicy apples are green-yellow color with some excess acid have the correct round shape and reach medium size.
Antonovka is annesinin varieties of apples and common in Central Russia, Belarus and parts of Ukraine and the Volga region. These apples gained their popularity thanks to the unique taste and aroma. With proper packaging and storage, they endure transportation very well, why popular in many countries. These apples are eaten as fresh and in processed. Juices, compotes, jams apples of excellent quality are obtained.
"White filling" is a favorite variety of apples, many gardeners, due to the hardiness of the tree. Apples, withstood the first frosts, gain an amazing taste. They are sturdy, crisp, with tender juicy flesh sour or sour-sweet taste, reach a weight of 200 g.
Apples "Simirenko" are unpretentious, high-yielding variety, which has a long shelf life. The apples are small, reach a weight of 150 g. Juicy and soft fruits taste sweet-sour and light-green color in the sun covered with a brown blush.
"Granny Smith" – the large juicy apples that have a sour taste and bright green color. The size of one Apple can reach 250-300 g, and the shape is round or oval. These apples have a beautiful clean and crisp rind. They are popular in cooking as they have a solid consistency and did not darken in the cut.
Pink apples "Pink Lady" with dense, crisp flesh and a sour flavor is recognized in many countries. "Pink Lady" belongs to the later varieties of apples, they begin to gather at the first frost, making the fruit acquire cold-pink tint. Apples are round the correct form, the weight is 200 g.
"Boykin" is a winter variety of apples, the pulp of which has a light green hue and a sweet and sour taste with an excess of acid. Large fruit with yellow-green color in the sun shade of blush in the form of red stripes and reach a weight of 170-200 g. This variety is popular among growers because it is unpretentious, resistant to frost and drought, and also quite early and highly productive. The homeland of this variety is Germany.
"Granny" is one of the best Russian apples of national selection. It has a long shelf life and tolerates transportation. The apples are pale green with a shade of yellow have a pink blush on the Sunny side. Fragrant sour apples are well suited for making jam, pies and other food products.