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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Our First Apple Trees

 Cara received product to review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed are 100% her own.

It has always been a dream of mine to be able to walk out my door and pick fresh fruit from my own yard. Last fall, we planted blackberry plants, and we are hoping they grow strong and healthy this summer! Just a couple weeks ago, we also planted our very first fruit trees, two apple trees, and we are so excited to see how they grow and pick our very own apples!

We planted Urban Apple Combo trees, which we thought would fit perfectly in our yard. While the standard-sized apple tree grows to a mature size of 20 feet wide, which is quite large, this Urban Apple  is bred specifically for growing in tight spaces where a standard apple tree doesn't fit. In fact, you can even transplant these trees to large containers to grow on your deck, patio or balcony. So, no matter how much space you have, you can grow your own fruit! How exciting!

I appreciated how carefully the trees were sent to us. They were boxed up carefully, so they arrived in great shape. 

As you can see, you get two trees with the combo - Tasty Red and Blushing Delight, are sold together to ensure optimal cross-pollination and fruit production. Tasty Red, just as the name implies, is a gorgeous, bright red apple. It’s a perfect complement to the leafy-green, rose-blushed hue of the Blushing Delight apple. Both apples are sweet, juicy and just as large as an apple from a much larger tree.
Urban Apple® Combo - Tasty Red & Blushing Bride Trees     Urban Apple® Combo - Tasty Red & Blushing Bride Trees

If you are like me, and live in a climate where you might not think fruit trees are possible, these are perfect for you too! These trees are cold-hardy to USDA Zone 4, disease-resistant and boast a vigorous growth rate. They are ready to plant, and now is the perfect time!

Find them at Nature Hills Nursery at


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  2. Well, keep planning ahead! You'll love being able to go and pick your own fruit!

  3. If I had any dirt at all, I'd love to plant fruit and nut trees, and grow berries. Sounds wonderful!!


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