apple tree with no fruit

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derek hetherton asked 13 years ago

I INHERITED A SITE/GARDEN WITH SOME APPLE TREES UPON IT ,I AM TOLD THAT THEY PROBABLY GREW FROM SEEDS THAT WeRE THROWN OUT ABOUT 40 YEARS AGO . LAST YEAR I PLANTED 2 NEW APPLE TREES ALONGSIDE THE OLD ONES. THERE WAS PLENTY OF FRUIT LAST SEPT/OCT BUT THIS YEAR I HAVE NONE. SHOULD I REMOVE THE OLD TREES AND PLANT ALL NEW YOUNG TREES?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Sometimes apple trees bear fruit every second year, being exhausted by the effort in the on-years. Remove some fruit in the on year and feed the trees each spring with fruit fertilizer.

The young trees may stop fruiting for a year or two if they are growing well. Old trees can be productive if they are fertilized and pruned a little each winter. Thye may also need to be sprayed to control apple scab if there are spots on the fruit.

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