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Problem with Apple trees

We have 5 apple trees, Bramley, Golden Delicious, Coxs orange Pippin, Braeburn, Floweing Crab. There was a a very good crop of blossoms on each tree, which formed small fruits on the long stems, but progressed no further. All of these fell off the 5 trees. We had a great crop last year. Just wondering if there was any infection this year or what could be the possible reason for the lack of crop. What do we need to do to sort it out for next years crop. louisenoc, Grenagh, Co Cork Posted: 29/08/2016

Apple trees often take rest after a heavy crop, exhausted, and while they flowered, they may not have set seeds, which are necessary for fruit development.

In a heavy year, take off some fruit to reduce the load and improve the quality. Feed with general fertiliser in the good year, not farmyard manure. 

 

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