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 A is for apple

Growing

What does an apple tree need to grow? An apple tree will produce fruit in three to four years from a rootstock, but in the meantime, it needs soil, nutrients, sunlight, and water.

Apple trees use light energy from sunlight to convert carbon dioxide, water, and nutrients from the soil to carbohydrates. This process is called photosynthesis The carbohydrates are used for growth, and especially to create apples.

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The Biglerville Historical and Preservation Society
and The National Apple Museum
154 West Hanover Street - P.O. Box 656
Biglerville, PA 17307-9442 - Telephone: 717-677-4556

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