Fruit Trees

6 Best Apple Trees To Grow In Nebraska

Nebraska is one of those states where, when people think of the state, they immediately think of corn. Even though we Nebraskans love corn, it is possible that even we do not know that there are several fruit-bearing trees that are able to thrive in the rough, unpredictable midwest climate.
You don’t want to miss these trees that’ll fill your kitchen with tasty fresh produce, and they’ll grow successfully in the backyards of the Good Life!
The apple tree is the most popular backyard tree in Nebraska. In Nebraska, there are several apple varieties available to choose from, many of them resistant to diseases such as apple scab as well as cedar apple rust that affect apple trees.
Planting fruit trees in your yard can not only reduce your grocery bills, but they will also provide your yard with some alluring landscape features as well. If you want to ensure success, plant trees in different families that bloom at the same time next to each other.
Our goal at Dudley’s Dew Right is to provide you with a fruit tree you can enjoy year after year! We plant and prune fruit trees to help your plants produce healthy, luscious fruit on a regular basis.

Yellow Transparent Apple Trees

If you bake your favorite baked goods using the creamy-white and tender Yellow Transparent Apples, then you will be sure to receive high marks from your customers!

If you use these apples to make applesauce and apple butter, then you will be able to imagine the creaminess of apple sauce and apple butter!

The Yellow Transparent (Malus yellow transparent) tree is a deciduous, evergreen tree that originated in the Russian Empire in 1870 and is now widely cultivated in the northern states thanks to its early summer apples that are among the earliest ripening apples ever.

The bark of this tree displays a distinctive yellowish hue, while the leaves are lush and green as well.

It is well known that there are many pollinators who find the early appearance of pink or white flowers as well as the nectar resources they provide to be extremely helpful. Besides being a welcome break from the winter doldrums, you will also enjoy the display as well.

The apples follow not long after, with their skins a clear yellow to almost white that is greenish, yellow to nearly white.


Fireside Apple Tree


“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples have a good reputation as healthy snacks (deservedly).

But sometimes…you just want lots of sugar and cinnamon and a shot of ice cream!

Since 1943, Fireside Apples (Malus ‘Fireside’) have been a staple in bakery pantries as the perfect Apple for sweet dessert dishes.

Pies and baked goods, preserved, juiced or fresh, these are incredibly versatile fruits.

Apple trees are enjoying a resurgence in home gardens thanks to their sweet taste and ability to tolerate cold winters.

As the fruit matures, it gains more and more red and yellow stripes. It ripens in early October, just as you are getting cozy by the fire with a gooey apple crisp. Is that why it’s called apple crisp?

It’s time for pink buds to burst into beautiful white blooms that attract pollinators with their fragrance!

Red striped apples are medium-sized and easy to pick. Fall is a great time for picking them because they are juicy-sweet and yummy fresh out of hand.

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Kinder Krisp™ Apple Tree

This apple variety is available in both red and yellow varieties. Although they are dainty and sweet, the Kinder Krisp apple (Malus x ‘Kinder Krisp’) makes people smile when they hold it in their hands.

One of the most well-known varieties of Honeycrisp Apple in the world is the Kinder Krisp Apple.

Wonder kind apples are a perfect size for little hands and little mouths–these crisp apples are a great choice to inspire healthy eating habits in little ones.

These wunderkind apples are just the right size for little hands and little mouths–these wunderkind apples are the perfect snack for little ones.

Despite the fact that it takes up so little space in your yard, this well-performing apple tree will fill basket after basket with delicious apples.

Due to its manageable size and exceptionally flavorful fruit, there is no wonder the Kinder Krisp Apple is a favorite among home gardeners and first-time apple tree owners alike.

Not only is the Kinder Krisp Apple an excellent apple tree for the backyard, but it is also one of the most cold-hardy apple trees available.


Haralson Apple Tree


For nearly a century, apple lovers have been enjoying apple trees from the Haralson Apple Tree (Malus x ‘Haralson’).

The smaller tree form, introduced in 1922, bears large crops without consuming too much space.

Cold climates can enjoy fresh apples from this hardy fruit tree that has a short growing season.

The profusion of white blossoms appear late in the spring (after any threat of frost), which makes them ideal for northern gardeners and areas prone to late frosts.

Nectar is an important resource for pollinators and hummingbirds!

Greenish-yellow apples are delightfully round and ripen to medium-sized red fruits, speckled with kisses of golden yellow and charming green freckles.


State Fair Apple Tree


For home growers with a taste for natural beauty and a taste for balanced apples, the State Fair Apple Tree (Malus x ‘State Fair’) is a great choice.

While State Fair’s fruit is excellent, gardeners celebrate this tree’s blooming season!

Blossoms are clustered in white-to-rose pink and smell as delicious as they look!

Pollinators appreciate this nectar resource, and so will you! You may want to spend some time watching the bees buzz from bloom to bloom as you anticipate apple season.

Picnics under the flower-laden branches are one of the reasons why there are apple blossom festivals!

As these apples ripen on the branch, you will enjoy the faint blush and stripes of colorations from yellow to green to red with precious freckles.

State Fair Apple Trees typically grow to a smaller size, and produce apples that are juicy, sweet, and tart, good for fresh eating, but also baking, sauces, pies, and canning.

Hazen Apple Tree

The small indeterminate winters of today’s urban lots are perfect for cold hardy fruit trees!

Hazen Apple Trees stay small and can be pruned smaller yet, but they still produce a large harvest of round, dark red apples for baking and cooking.

A sweet, mild apple with yellow flesh, this softer apple is juicy and ready to harvest mid-season!

Buds and blossoms of baby pink burst onto the mid-spring scene and are sweetly scented.

The nectar and pollen that these flowers provide are a welcome resource for hungry bees and butterflies.

Autumn foliage takes on a yellow hue as it transforms from lush green during summer into a lovely foil for the dark red fruit.

An edible landscape tree of this size is perfect for small orchards! The Hasen fruit tree has a rounded silhouette, making it an excellent ornamental fruit tree for dual-purpose gardening. Because it needs a pollinator, its smaller size is advantageous, especially when there is no room for a second tree.