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Joined: 2009-08-17

My apple tree had a lot of blooms this year and what the wind didn't blow off became pretty little apples. My question is why are the little apples falling off? Is there something the tree needs?

Joined: 2009-08-07
Clever tree

Kattie the tree knows it cannot bring all the apples that have set to ripen so it drops those it cannot rippen. Over here the apple tree are still flowering and we get what is called'the June drop' when the trees will drop the applets. Then if you want fewer larger apples you can thin the fruit. But always wait till the drop has occured else you may leave on those the tree has decided must go and end up with no apples.
What type of apple is the tree. Mine are russtes and bramleys. One eating, one cooker. Both type 3.
Good luck and great eating

Joined: 2009-08-17

Okay thanks for info, I thought something was wrong. I only have one tree left and I don't know the name of it but it is the red apple. My yellow apple tree died a couple of years ago. Thanks again.

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