Honeycrisp apple seedlings #390268
Asked March 26, 2017, 9:42 AM EDT
We have seedlings from Honeycrisp apples, which we grew over the winter by placing the seeds in a cool moist area. Some have red stems, some have green stems. They are growing rapidly. Is there any difference/concern with which color the stems are? We want to plant a couple in our back yard eventually. Please advise. Thank you
Hennepin County Minnesota
Whatever you get will not be Honeycrisp apples but the result of a blend of that with whatever apple pollinated the flower. The only way to get true copies of an apple tree is by grafting. After 7 years or so you will have a tree that produces apples which may or may not be good. There is no way to tell what you have by the color of the seedling.