picking apples on two year old tree

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Colman O\’Reilly asked 12 years ago

My two year old apple tree (KATJA ) has produced a wonderful crop for the first time and are delicious.However I have been told that I should not pick them all this time round.I’m not sure why as they will fall off eventually anyway. Is it something to do with energy or is it a rerun of the Biblical story of Adam in his garden ?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Eat the lot.

Some commecial growers take off the flowers in the first year to get faster establishment of the young trees and your informant may be confusing this with eating ripe apples. Of course, you are right, they would just go to waste now. There is no need to remove blossoms in a home garden.