Fruit trees are not only beautiful to look at, they give you food. Nothing you buy at the shops could come close to the fresh taste of fruit picked from your own tree!

If you’ve ever wanted to grow an apple tree, it’s not as hard as you might think. All you need to do is purchase an apple from the shops and you can get started!

Here is how to grow an apple tree from the seeds in your apple!

1. Remove seeds from the apple.

2. Place the seeds on a wet paper towel in an airtight container and place in the fridge for 2 weeks.

3. When the seeds have sprouted they can be planted into pots.

Watch the YouTube video for full instructions here:

This is a great weekend or after school activity and the kids eat so many apples that we have plenty of seeds to try this. My kids love gardening and watching things grow, they’d love to see a big tree grow from their tiny seed.

Try it and let me know how you go. SHARE your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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  • Someone told me once the best time to plant a tree was “20 years ago”. Followed up by saying I wouldn’t want to be thinking that in 20 years.


  • That is so amazing! Like obviously it grows from the seed but its like something so tiny can become something so huge, fascinating!


  • So how long until you have a fruit producing tree?


  • Will have to give this a go


  • I do this with lots of different plants. Tomatoes, chillies, peppers etc., even pineapples. Just cut the top off and place in some water. When the top spouts roots plant out in a pot. we’ve had many a pineapple from this.


  • Now to find the perfect place to plant it.


  • Thanks for the gardening share- love these projects. A good project for the family!


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  • Even if the tree does not grow very well, my children will have fun looking after it. If I let them know it is an experiment then they will know it may not work. Thank you for this.


  • wow that is really easy! we only have a rental but i would love to grow trees like this. you would save money on fruit

    • You could be sneaky. Go to a reputable Garden Centre and ask if there is any apples that are suitable to plant in a large pot. If you you have enough room and planning on staying there long term you may be able to plant one. One problem – codling moth attack the fruit unless it has now beem eliminated.

      • Love the clever idea of using pots for this project – good problem solving.

      • june11= cheers for that awesome tip! i think that is great thinking for sure! thanks


  • What a great idea. There is nothing more exciting than picking get fruit straight off a tree that you have grown yourself. And I love how the kids can be involved in the process too. Thanks for sharing!


  • How fabulous. I had always known you could grow things from fruit seeds but I have never succeeded. Will definitely try again!


  • How awesome. Will give it a try. Thank you


  • Very nice! It’s lovely to start growing trees from seeds, but I guess it will take quite some time for the trees to grow and have their fruit, won’t it?


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