advice for planting apples appreciated
IÃ¢ÂÂm in full planning mode right now and seeking advice from those who have been there, done that.
My kids and I LOVE eating apples in all forms, so IÃ¢ÂÂm thinking I should plant 1-2 apple trees. I live in suburban NW Ohio (Zone 6B).
Question topic 1: pollinating trees?
My neighbor has an apple tree that bears fruit, and other properties in neighborhood have crabapples. Do you think I need two trees for fertilization purposes?
Question topic 2: Tree location
Given how space is used in my yard, IÃ¢ÂÂm actually thinking of filling in part of the grassy area between raised beds (making a H) and putting a dwarf (or even mini-dwarf) variety there. The space between beds is almost 4' wide, and the raised beds are just over 4' wide each. I want to keep the tree at Question type 3: How far away should I plant from house foundation?
My other option is to plant in the 20Ã¢ÂÂ wide and quite long grassy area which would be between the property line and our house (the property line abuts to the neighborÃ¢ÂÂs turfgrass lawn). How far away should I be from the house foundation? If I get a mini-dwarf variety (supposedly 4-6Ã¢ÂÂ tall) how wide do they get?