Alan Stenson asked 12 years ago

i’ve had very few apples on my trees this year. usually i have many more than this year. is it a weather issue?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The weather has not suited apples very well and crops are generally poor, but cropping can be cyclical too as the trees often exhibit biennial-bearing, that is, a good crop exhausts the tree and is followed by a poor crop when the tree builds up again, and so on.

Thin the fruit in an on-year to reduce this, and feed the trees in spring with fruit fertilizer.