Growing fruits care of mature backyard apple trees introduction backyard apple trees can be valued additions to the home garden, offering fresh, flavorful and healthful fruit, summer shade and the beauty and aroma of spring blossoms. prune a mature apple tree in early spring when it is dormant. Trim out the vigorous upright stems you see high in the trees canopy take out weak twigs that hang from the bottom of limbs, and shorten droopy stems. After the tree has been with you for a decade, the stubby branches it fruits on need to be refreshed. With proper care, an apple tree can become an appealing fixture in a familys backyard. An apple tree needs a certain amount of attention from its caregivers to ensure that it grows in a healthy way. a well-maintained apple tree can provide many years of fruit and beauty in its location. Though the tree requires regular maintenance and attention, apples trees are relatively easy to care for. introduction backyard apple trees can be valued additions to the home garden, offering fresh, flavorful and healthful fruit, summer shade and the beauty and aroma of spring blossoms. To get these results, home growers must pay careful attention to pruning, pest management, tree nutrition and other cultural practices. in this episode we are talking about how to grow apple trees! They are some of the most iconic fruit trees for the home gardener and orchard but many people over complicate this very easy tree to. the grand old apple tree, my favorite, has contributed hundreds of apples to our harvest this year. I have no way of knowing how much longer it will last because the trunk is still hollow and feeble looking, but this year was a bumper crop. Anyone with an ancient apple tree, or even just an old one, should make an effort to try and rejuvenate it. Prune yearly to maintain size and form once your apple tree has filled in and is bearing fruit. Completely cut away overly vigorous, upright stems (most common high up in the tree). Growing fruit at home can be a rewarding experience, both in the process and the results.