I went to the Farmers Market in Raleigh the other day and found a guy selling Granny Smith apple trees. Granny Smiths are my favorite apple and I've been looking for a tree for quite some time. I've never seen them at Lowes or Home Depot. Anyway, the tree looked nice and it was only $25. I bought it without any hesitation. Luckily it fit in the van.
compost in the bottom of the hole, and then removed the tree from the pot and placed it in the hole. I filled in the remaining space with more compost.
IrriPan (like I'd done with my previous trees) and then water it. It'll probably be a few years before I get apples, but that's how it goes. If I don't put in a tree I'll never get any!