- Apple trees
Been a very weird year for mine too.. I’ve had a couple of mature Bramleys die completely. The other bramleys seem ok (small fruit). A couple of eaters doing terrible and one overloaded.. Not a single pear this year on any tree.. Hardly any cherries or damsons but LOADS of plums.
It makes no sense.Posted 5 years agomtbmaffSubscriber
Anybody got apple trees in their garden? The fruit on ours is dropping off, all very small and in very poor condition.
The trees look healthy enough but the crop is going to be nothing, I guess the weather is to blame?
The crop off ours keeps the blackbirds fed in the winter months, 2 years ago when the deep snow was here we had 17 blackbirds all feeding at the same time, how do they know there is food there? Normally we seem to have 2 regular pairs in our garden.
Matt the bird man of the NW Alpes.Posted 5 years agobristolbikerMember
Our apple tree will be useless as well this year. The fruit that’s on it looks OK, but there will only be a handful of apples compared to previous years. Have a couple of esplanaded(sp?) pear trees as well, one of which is completely loaded with fruit, the other hasn’t got a single pear on it. Weird.Posted 5 years agosharkbaitMember
Plum tree is good, 3 x cooking apple trees have a total of about 6 apples on, 4 x eating apple trees are empty and one looks very ill and is going to get pulled out. 1 x espallier apple did wellPosted 5 years ago
So no cooking apples this year but frankly I’d rather have that than have to collect 100 fallen apples before being able to mow under the trees!woody2000Subscriber
No plums, no crab apples, no pears, and only 2 of my apple trees have any fruit on them, and that fruit is of poor quality.
I think what anjs said is correct, wet weather early in the year kept bee numbers down and so nothing was pollinated. I’ve got a couple of bee houses in my garden which have had little or no activity this year 🙁Posted 5 years ago
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