apple tree suggestions
I made a new hosta bed (well, 3 actually) this yr and next yr. plan on putting apple trees in the center and each end. The bed is almost the length of my yard and for the most part is in the sun all day. Im wondering what type of trees to plant that will survive in n. wisconsin-and taste good! Im not a fan of Macintosh apples and hate to buy 3 trees and not like any of the apples! Also, is it true that you have to have at least 2 apples trees to get apples? Im arguing over space issues with my huband, he wants a maple and and oak. We dont have room for all of this, so if I only need 2 apple trees I guess I could be generous and leave him room for a tree! But not oak, as pretty as they are,they get hit by ligthening the most and burst into flames. Flaming apple tart anyone?