Apple trees are some of the most popular fruit trees for growing in the home orchard or landscape. Available in dwarf and standard sizes, apple trees produce sweet fruits for snacking and making into desserts and sauce. When selecting the best apple trees for home gardens, first make sure the apple tree variety is for your hardiness zone. Also consider your space. Apple trees grow and produce best when they receive at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. While standard-sized apple trees produce more fruits than dwarf apple trees, they also take up more space. Dwarf apple trees are ideal for smaller spaces and easier to prune and harvest.