RE: How to Grow Your Own Apple Trees From Seeds
Very nice! It will be interesting to see the variety of different apples your seedlings produce. Coming from a Gala, they have some good genetics. But apple seeds don't have the same genetic mix as their parents. By planting a lot of them, you increase your chances of getting something worth keeping. And even if some trees don't produce quality apples, they may still make good rootstock that works well in your soils and climate. The nice thing is that no effort is lost -- you can graft cuttings from your best trees onto the rootstock of the types that aren't such good producers, so your time investment still has a payoff. And your trick of bending branches down has really worked well for me. Happy apple growing!