How do you germinate an apple seed?
Make a small hole in the soil with your fingertip or the tip of a pencil, drop the seed in and cover it with soil, then water thoroughly. Keep the soil slightly moist, and when leaves begin to emerge, transfer the pots to a sunny window. Plant the strongest seedlings in the ground when they are a few inches tall.
How long does it take to grow an apple tree from seed?
Most apple trees are propagated through grafting. Also, it takes a long time to grow an apple tree from seed. It will be between 7 to 10 years before you’re able to tell if your tree will have good fruit.
Do apple seeds need to be dried before planting?
The seeds need a dry out period followed by a stratification period. If you skip these 2 steps you probably won’t have success germinating your apple seeds. If you want to germinate apple seeds collected from an apple first let the seeds dry out for 3-4 weeks.