I have a 12 year old apple tree. It is well pruned, but year after
year I get no fruit buds. (well 5 to 10)
Should I be adding some kind of fertilizer. Any idea to make my apple
tree produces buds ??
There are a lot of leaves. I have pruned it so that all branches are
almost horizontal. I pruned it this year and only pruned the shoots,
Actually last year too, and removing the branches that goes straight
up. I have another small apple tree and it does flower and gives
fruit. I mean by fruit buds, the little 1 inch buds that the flower
grow out of, there are barely none on that tree.
You have left out some important information. What variety of apple is this?
rootstock is it on. If it is on standard rootstock, it will be slower to
than a dwarf tree. It if is a tip bearer (fruit on the end of the branch),
pruning can cut off the next seasons fruit bearing branch tips. Is the tree
enough sunlight? When you answer these questions, I might be able to help you.
Yes it is getting a lot of sunlight. It is a mixed variety. There are
5 types of apples on it (hybrid). it is not a dwarf tree, but it it
not huge either.it is about 17 feet of circumference. I f you want I
can put a link with a picture of it later today.
That's not a hybrid, per se. As I understand it, that's a lot of
grafting onto what is essentially a single rootstock.
I've read about those trees but have not tried to grow one. I have
always wondered if they could really reliably produce anything and (and
this may be part of your problem) for how long they could produce it.
By dwarf, I was refering to the rootstock which determines the final size of the
tree. If it is
not on dwarf rootstock, that could delay the time to see fruit emerging. I am
of these multiple fruit trees. I had one of multiple asian pears, and it only
season before dying. I assume that all five varieties have the same problem. I
foregoing the pruning for one year, and see if that makes a difference. The
would look at is climate. What zone are you in, or where do you live?
varieties of apples, they may not be suited for your climate (not enough chill
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