Too Late to Plant an Apple Tree?
I just found out that my wonderful DIL's grandmother passed away recently. They were very close and I met her on several occasions. A sweet, caring lady with a very large extended family and a heart to match.
They have a beach house on Puget Sound facing South. I have been trying to think of something different but special to give the family to honor her. One idea was to give them an apple tree to plant at the cabin. The tree would really reflect her personality from the strong roots and trunk (foundation) of the family to the sweetness of the fruit.
My question is, is there any way to plant an apple tree this late in the season? If so, what variety would be the hardiest and need the least amount of care (the cabin is shared by a large family, not sure it would be sprayed, etc.).
Can anyone make a suggestion? I would really like to honor her memory, but feeling the loss I'm not thinking clearly and coming up with any other ideas.
It would be very appreciated.