Posted: 17/07/2016 at 22:23
Berghill is right about growing from seed. You might also have to plant 30x root stocks to get 10 grafted trees as many of the grafts will fail and put you back at square one. They may even fail at 2 or 3 years old. Paying a bit extra for a nursery to take all of those losses for you is well worth it in my opinion, particularly as you'll be eating apples a lot sooner than doing it yourself. However, I do appreciate the sentiment and doing it yourself means you can use varieties from trees that you have personally eaten and like the apples from which may in some cases not even be known.