Self Fertile, but recommend a pollinator a pollinator for more fruit set
Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska

Shell Apple Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Thriving Shell Apple Tree, with abundant, exotic fruits and resilient growth. A unique addition to any garden. Order online now for homegrown, tropical flavors.


Chill Hours 600-650 c.u.
Growing Zone 6A - 8B
Pollinator Self Fertile
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Product Description

Shell Apple Tree: Nature’s Pearl in Your Backyard

About the Fruit

Discover the exotic allure of the Shell Apple, a rare gem in the world of fruit trees. This unique apple variety is treasured for its crisp texture and a harmonious blend of sweetness and tartness. Each bite of a Shell Apple is a refreshing experience, reminiscent of a gentle breeze on a warm summer day. With its distinctive, pearl-like appearance and robust flavor profile, the Shell Apple is perfect for those seeking to indulge in a luxurious fruit experience straight from their garden.

What to Know About the Tree

The Shell Apple Tree is a testament to nature’s splendor. It is a deciduous tree that celebrates the seasons, showcasing a springtime abundance of fragrant white blossoms followed by lush green foliage. As it matures, the tree stands as an ornamental piece in your landscape, reaching heights of 15-20 feet. Its strong branches and resilient nature make it a joy for gardeners, ensuring a bountiful harvest with minimal fuss.

Harvest Season

The harvest season for the Shell Apple Tree is a time of anticipation and delight. As autumn approaches, the tree becomes adorned with its signature fruit, signaling that the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor has arrived. The apples reach their peak in late fall, providing a delectable harvest that is as rewarding as it is delicious.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine a fruitscape™ that not only captivates the senses but also yields the finest selection of apples. The Shell Apple Tree is the perfect centerpiece for such a vision. With its striking spring blossoms and luscious fall fruits, it adds a layer of elegance and productivity to your garden. Whether as a solitary statement piece or integrated into a diverse fruitscape™, the Shell Apple Tree transforms your outdoor space into a living work of art, brimming with both beauty and taste.

Choosing Just Fruits and Exotics means embracing excellence. With each Shell Apple Tree shipped 100% in pot, you receive the same quality as if handpicked by you in person. Our superior packaging guarantees a safe arrival, while our reputation as a trusted, family-owned online nursery ensures a seamless and friendly shopping experience. Introduce the splendor of the Shell Apple Tree to your fruitscape™ and savor the unparalleled joy of homegrown elegance and flavor.

Chill Hours600-650 c.u.
Cold Hardy15-20°
Container PlantNo
GraftedYes - Domestic Seedlings 'Malus Domestica'
Growing Zone6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B
Mature Height20-25FT
Mature Width12-15FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Apple Trees

Add a touch of classic charm to your landscape with the majestic Apple Trees in your Fruitscaping™ endeavors. These trees not only offer the joy of homegrown, delicious fruit but also serve as stunning landscape features throughout the year.

Apple trees prefer well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. The incorporation of compost or well-rotted manure into your soil can significantly improve its fertility and structure, leading to stronger, healthier trees. These trees perform best in a slightly acidic to neutral pH range.

A layer of organic mulch around the base of your apple tree can help conserve soil moisture, suppress weeds, and slowly contribute to soil fertility as it decomposes. Mulching also aids in maintaining a cooler root environment in summer and provides a degree of frost protection in winter.

Apple trees present an impressive diversity in size, flavor profiles, and ripening times. From the tart ‘Granny Smith’ to the sweet and crisp ‘Honeycrisp,’ there’s an apple variety for every palate. Whether you’re seeking fresh eating apples, varieties for baking, or those best suited for cider, our selection of apple trees offers an array for your picking pleasure.

Their size and growth habit make apple trees wonderful shade trees, and their stunning spring blossoms add an unbeatable visual appeal to any garden. If you’re dealing with space constraints, dwarf or semi-dwarf varieties, which are well-suited to smaller gardens and containers, can be an excellent choice. You can also try your hand at espalier techniques to create a living fence or wall.

With the added joy of the birds and pollinators they attract, apple trees are truly a delightful addition to your Fruitscaping™ journey. The excitement of watching your trees flower, set fruit, and fill with juicy apples ready for harvest is a rewarding experience that resonates with gardeners of all ages.

Embrace the art of Fruitscaping™ with Apple Trees, and embark on a journey from planting and care to the rewarding crunch of your own homegrown apples. It’s a garden adventure that satisfies both your taste buds and your love for a beautiful landscape.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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