The planting distance varies according to the variety and the fertility level of the soil. The main consideration in planting trees is planted of sufficient pollinators to ensure effective pollination. Usually one pollinator tree is needed for two to three large trees planted at 10 m distance or one row pollinator for two rows of main cultivar. For high density planting the pollinator tree is planted after every sixth tree in a row.
The most widely used planting system is the square system. In this system, the pollinators are planted after every sixth or ninth tree. The other popular system of planting is the rectangular system. In hilly areas the apple orchards are established by planting the trees on the contours so as to prevent soil erosion and reduce runoff.
|Type||Rootstock||Spacing(m x m)||Density(tress/ha)|
|Spur Type||Seedling(crab)||5 x 5||500|
|Spur Type||111,MM 109||4 x 4||625|
|Spur Type||MM 106 109||5 x 5||400|
|Spur Type||106 M7||3 x 3||111|
|Spur Type||M9||2 x 2||500|
(ICAR : 50 years of crop science research in India, 1996).
Pits measuring 60 cm3 are dug two weeks before planting. The pits are filled with good loamy soil and organic matter (Please refer our Product Page). Planting is done in the center of the pit by scooping the soil and placing the soil ball keeping the roots intact. Loose soil is filled up in the remaining area and lightly pressed to remove air gaps. The seedlings are staked and watered immediately.