Urban South Florida Container and Square Foot Garden in Zone 10.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Growing Apples in South Florida
While the cold winter of 2010 might have damaged tender tropical trees, it seemed to have given new life to my Sentinel Columnar Apple Trees. This is my second year with these trees which are being grown in containers. Last it fruited but many fell off and the few that remained matured at a very small size, from what I recall, the flavor of the tiny taste I had was sweet. This year the apples have already surpassed the size of last year's apple and the tree seems to be doing well and aphids have not bothered it (they enjoy my yard long beans more).