Blossoms on newly planted apple trees?


5 year old buck +
It comes to mind that I read someplace that a person should remove blossoms on the tree the first year so all growth will go to establishing the tree. Is this correct?? I
From everything I've read that's correct. You may want to remove blooms for several years to let the tree grow wood and keep from "runting" the tree.
Yes, for the first several years. Let the tree put its energy into growth, rather than flower/fruit production.
I have done this as well. I figured I would be better servered getting the tree to spend resources growing than poducing fruit. My trees are caged so any fruit they would produce would not reach the deer anyway! I also stay fairly aggressive with pruning to promote vertical growth in an effort to get my trees out of the reach of the deer as quickly as possible.