Apple fruiting biennially

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Bobby MacLaughlin asked 14 years ago

My apple tree, a 15-year old Egremont Russet, fruits prolifically one year, and not at all the next. What can I do to get a (smaller OK) crop every year?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
To reduce biennial bearing, you can reduce the crop by thinning quite hard in the on years, and feed during the summer of the on-year. Prune a little more in the off-year, especially summer pruning, shortening back new shoots.