Dwarf Fuji Apple Tree

Growing Zones in Ground: 6 - 9 / in Pots: 4 - 11

$149.95

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Description

 

Fuji Apples are versatile, bursting with flavor, and perfectly crisp. The high eating quality of these beautiful Apples has made them one of the most widely cultivated Apple varieties around the world. They have yellow-orange skins that are streaked with red blush, and their low acidity combined with a mellow sweetness creates a pleasing taste that is great for eating fresh, baking, and canning. Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees can be grown in USDA Zones 6 to 9, and they require between 300 and 500 chill hours per year to bloom their fragrant blossoms and make fruit.

In addition to having a mature height of only 10 feet, the Dwarf Fuji Apple Tree also produces more apples per branch than larger, full size trees. Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees are also moderately fast and steady growers. The small tree size and quick-growing habit mean you can grow abundant crops of excellent apples in small spaces. Their blooms feed bees and the trees attract wild birds to nest in the branches. Include the beloved Dwarf Fuji Apple Tree in your edible landscape and enjoy eating and sharing home grown apples in no time.

Dwarf Fuji Apple Tree Care

Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees make great pollinator trees for other late blooming Apple Varieties. Grow two Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees or one Dwarf Fuji with two or three other varieties for the best fruit production. Plant in winter, in full sun, where the soil drains well and has moderate organic matter available. Prune when the trees are dormant to help establish a balanced, sturdy framework to hold the heavy Fuji Apple crops.

Since Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees are small (10 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide) they can also be grown in containers. Plant new trees in pots that allow 3 or 4 inches of growing space for the existing plant’s root balls. Repot every year in winter, increasing the pot size each time, until your Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees are growing in pots that are at least 15-gallons. Water potted Apple Trees when the soil is dry down to 2 inches. Be sure your Apple Tree pots have holes for drainage and place them in as much direct sun as possible.

Fruit & Harvesting

Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees will usually begin to consistently grow their large, 4 to 5 inch, apples after the trees have been growing for about 2 or 3 years. The fruit is ripe when it is rounded at the top, has deep red blush, and is juicy, sweet, and crisp when tasted. The red to pink apples have white flesh and they are great for eating fresh, canning, baking, making Apple Juice, and for adding to salads. Fuji Apples will ripen in late fall and you can expect to harvest fruit from early September through the middle of October.

Even though the trees are small, Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees grow full-sized Fuji Apples. Ripe, harvested Fuji Apples can be wrapped individually in cotton cloth, stacked into a wooden fruit bin no more than 4 Apples deep, and stored in a cold basement over the winter. You can also refrigerate Fuji Apples for up to 4 months. Freshly picked, home-grown Fuji Apples will often keep for even longer, since they are going directly from the tree into storage.

Advice

Like other fruit trees, Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees need plenty of nutrition to grow and produce their large fruit crops. For this reason it is important to never let weeds or grass grow over the tree’s roots. Keep the area from the tree base out to the furthest-reaching branches clear of any growing groundcover. Pull weeds as they appear and cover the soil surface with 3 to 6 inches of organic mulch. Water Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees when the soil is dry down to two inches in the spring and summer. Only water in fall and winter when rainfall is scarce.

Fertilize your Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees with fruit tree fertilizer in early spring when new growth appears. Apply the fertilizer in the manufacturer’s suggested amounts for the tree’s size and age. Fertilize the Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees again in summer before fruit sets. Pull mulch back to add granulated fertilizer, spread evenly, replace mulch, and water in well. You can also add compost to the ground under Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees at any time.

FAQs

Where can I grow a Dwarf Fuji Apple Tree?

Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6 to 9.

Do Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees need to be pruned often?

Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees should be pruned when they are dormant in late winter to train them into a balanced shape. This makes strong trees for fruit support.

Do Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees need a pollinator tree?

Yes. Grow your two Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees, or plant the Dwarf Fuji Apple Tree near another late blooming apple.

Are Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees cold hardy?

Yes. Dwarf Fuji Apple Trees can survive freezing temperatures as low as 30ºF with no damage. Trees exposed to lower temperatures should be pruned in spring after all chances of frost have passed in order to stimulate recovery growth.