Apple tree Care

Just got an allotment after a three year wait, I have found two mature and two immature apple trees, Not sure if they are cookers or dessert, There are small fruits forming and the base are covered in weeds.
How best to care for them between fruiting and picking please?
Cheers ears.
CJ.
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Benacre

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On Tue, 10 May 2011 17:06:56 +0000, Benacre

Clear the weeds and mulch all around, trim off any shoots from below the graft, feed now and then again mid summer. Water deeply if it gets dry. Keep your eyes open for attack by insects, fungi and fruit thieves both four and two legged. If there are many fruit consider thinning them. Consider pruning next winter before budding. Ask others who grow apples at the allotment for tips.
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