Apple Tree Seedling or weed?


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This may sound like a dumb question, but I planted a bunch of apple seeds from a tree we love, but is dying. I tried growing one from a new branch cutting several times with no luck. I also got some seeds to germinate, but never grew. So finally I just stuck a bunch of seeds into a container with soil and left it outside. This was over a year ago, but now something is growing. I have taken photos -- is this an apple tree?
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Hi,
Apple seeds don't self pollinate so it is unlikely that planting a seed from your favourite tree will result in another of your favourite tree growing. It will most likely grow as a crab apple or other variety.
If the tree is dying cuttings won't be good. It is best to take from healthy trees.
If I were you I'd keep the plant alive and see what happens but also replace your old tree with a new one of a variety you like. No point waiting several years to grow the tree only to find it doesn't produce fruit.
Hope this helps,
AYG
 

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