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Li’l BIG Apple Trees

Full-Size Apples from Miniature Trees!

In the new Spring catalog, we talk a lot about Li’l BIG Trees, but I often forget that the concept is still fairly new. So what is a Li’l BIG Apple Tree? It’s how the average gardener with limited space grows full size, full flavored apples! Bearing fruit just 16 months after planting, Li’l BIG Apple Trees only grow to about 6 ft. tall, while a regular apple tree can grow up to 25 ft. tall. By the time they reach full maturity, Li’l Big Trees Will yield over ½ a bushel or more each year!

Best of all, you don’t need a ladder to prune, spray or harvest them. And they need no special care beyond what you would give ordinary apples. Many commercial growers are switching to this popular type of tree because they can get more production per acre. Li’l BIG Trees are also grown on specific root-stock that makes them resistance to fire blight, a nasty disease common to fruit trees.

Li’l BIG Trees may not be for everyone, especially if you have plenty of growing space that can accommodate a standard apple tree. If you plan on stocking your shelves with homemade apple sauce or apple butter and if you have enough room, you may want to stick with a standard tree that will bear fruit 3-6 after planting and produce 5-10 bushels at full maturity.

Li’l BIG Trees do require support, as the fruit they produce often tends to weigh down the tree. We offer special Deluxe Li’l BIG Tree packages, which come with a free tree support, tree fertilizer, calcium, and a tree guard.

If you have limited space or simply want a little tree with big benefits, Li’l BIG is for you. Try it this year – we’re sure you’ll love it!

Click here to check out our YouTube Video about Li’l Big Apple Trees, featuring Felix, one of our horticultural experts!

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5 comments to Li’l BIG Apple Trees

  • Michele Merrell

    What is the root stock? Are the Li’l Big apple trees able to grow in containers like a 1/2 barrel perhaps?

  • herman grubbs

    My Liberty Lil Big apple tree has grown to 10 feet tall and apparently still growing while my Pixie crunch is between 5 and 6 feet tall. I’m hoping my Liberty wasn’t wrongly identified.

  • Cheryl

    We purchased two of these Lil Big apple trees 4 years ago and so far no fruit at all.

  • Jeanne

    I bought four of these trees in spring of 2013. All four of them have fruit, although the mcintosh only has one apple and gala, three apples. The Liberty and Pixie Crunch are bursting with apples. My question is why can’t I get more of these trees?

  • Lauren Karch

    We’re glad your trees worked for you! Check back later in the year – we usually sell and ship these trees in spring.

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