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I would suggest looking at recent/modern info on high density orchards - you should get more apples on a faster timescale with the appropriate rootstocks and management. e.g. https://ag.umass.edu/sites/ag.umass.edu/files/pdf-doc-ppt/highdensityapple.pdf


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I think the following book matches your needs (in terms of content, level, style, etc.): Apples: botany, production and uses From publisher site (emphasis is min): This book, with contributions from 40 scientists from 8 countries, summarizes the current research information on apples and their culture, and will be of value to horticultural students, ...


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If you want it to grow faster (and with more branches), you can keep it outdoors for the summer. I have noticed that when you put a yucca outdoors in summer, full sun and rain once in a while will stimulate branching. Of course you'll have to let the plant acclimate first, by putting it in the shade first and slowly increase the number of hours of full ...


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They usually don't grow super fast, so I would suggest being patient. Looks like it's in a well-lit place, keep in mind that they don't like too much direct sunlight.


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After thoroughly questioning someone who grows a lot of bulbs in USDA hardiness zone 6 (including lots of tulips and some crocuses, among other types), here is my analysis: Some of them will probably live and some will probably die. They have a much higher chance of surviving if they're transplants from your own garden than if you bought them from a store. ...


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Your profile says you are in London. I would be surprised you can actually buy spring flowering bulbs now from a reputable supplier. You can certainly pre-order them now in the UK (and that might be advisable for unusual varieties where demand exceeds supply) but they will not be delivered until autumn. They should be planted when night-time temperatures are ...


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