To accomplish this, you need one apple seed, one gardening trowel, one filled plant pot and one watering can. To fill an empty plant pot with soil, take it, along with a rake and a gardening trowel in your inventory to any empty farming patch. Use the rake to weed the patch first, then use the plant pot on the patch. You then have a pot ready to plant your apple seed in.
Once watered, the apple seedling becomes apple seedling (w). It will take approximately 210 seconds, or 3 1/2 minutes to grow into an Apple sapling. You need level 27 farming to plant the seed in a fruit tree patch.