Worried I am not going to have apples

WTNUT

5 year old buck +
Well we had a really really cold spring and I am afraid frost got all but one of my apple trees! No apples so far except for that one tree.
 

WTNUT

5 year old buck +
No none of the trees are still in bloom
 

Maya

5 year old buck +
You should start to be able to see the fruit right at petal fall. as the fruit gets bigger (3-5mm) the anthers get closer and closer together. If they don't tighten up the apple normally will not be viable, and either did not get pollinated or you may have nutritional problems. How old are they? A lot of semi dwarf trees that put out blooms there first or second year after planting do not end up putting out fruit. Nothing to be alarmed about. Dwarf feathered trees should put out apples in 1-2 years. DSCN2343.JPG
 

WTNUT

5 year old buck +
They are over 10 years old and have produced before. I was at the farm this weekend expecting to see small apples and did not see them.
 

Maya

5 year old buck +
Did you have apples last year? Did you have a big bloom this year? What did the anthers look like where they yellow or brown?
 
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WTNUT

5 year old buck +
Did you have apples last year? Did you have a big bloom this year? What did the anthers look like where they yellow or brown?

I had TONS of apples last year with great quality. I was not at the farm a lot, but I can say I do not recall seeing bloom like I have seen in past years.
 

Maya

5 year old buck +
You may just be seeing a bust year due to an over crop last year if you did not have much of a bloom. It may not be weather related. Try and thin some in the future if you have another big crop to avoid boom and bust years. Good luck!
 

WTNUT

5 year old buck +
Thanks that may be it. Learn something every day!
 

aerospacefarmer

5 year old buck +
Its the same problem I had WTNUT over half my apple and pear trees are not producing apples this year so I am counting on a few of my 3rd leaf apples for some fruit and I have a few trees that are loaded and some others are doing ok. I have a few trees fruiting for the first time so I cant blame weather so Maya is right I didn't thin enough last year during boom year
 
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