Apples are one of the most popular fruit trees grown in the world. Here in Australia we are lucky enough to be able to grow ‘High Chill’ (cold) and ‘Low Chill’ (all) apple varieties. Here's a quick guide to growing different apple varieties in our Australian climates.
Winter cold is one of the most important factors to consider when selecting an apple variety. If you are in a warmer climate then select low chill varieties as unless chilling requirements are met you will not get any fruit.
Look up your climate on our interactive climate map and then when you find your Apple Fruit Salad Tree, select the corresponding climate option (either All Climate or Cold Climate). Cold Climate combinations have longer chill hours.
Common growing queries
Common Apple pest and diseases are powdery mildew, wooly aphids, codling moth, black spot – see our pest and disease table for more information.
Our fast fruiting trees can be grown in the ground, or in pots on your balcony. For more information on growing your tree in a pot, read our detailed guide here. For information on planting your Fruit Salad Tree read our step by step guide here, and for planting your tree in clay soil, watch Sue's informative video in our article on planting in clay soil here.
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