no apple blossom?

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mjw

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no apple blossom?
« on: May 30, 2013, 22:50 »
I have trained a Cox Orange pippen tree to a fan shape but it ha as never produced any blossom or subsequently fruit after 4 years.  I have another Apple tree nearby that consistently performs.  Any ideas welcome

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solway cropper

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Re: no apple blossom?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 23:02 »
Whereabouts in the country are you. Cox is notoriously unreliable in certain conditions and I certainly wouldn't consider trying to grow it where I am in wet and windy west Cumbria.

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Trillium

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Re: no apple blossom?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 23:08 »
Sometimes the angles on fans are not quite right to release the bud-producing hormones. (No idea what the right angle is)

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J_B

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Re: no apple blossom?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 11:39 »
lots on mine this year

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Re: no apple blossom?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 14:16 »
i read somehwere that the late frosts will result in more flowers and as a result more fruit this year

lets hope that they are correct since it will be nice to get a lot of nice apples

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Trillium

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Re: no apple blossom?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 15:10 »
If the blossoms are already out then late frosts will simply kill them all for this year. Ask me how I know this.

Fingers crossed we all get a good year of apple harvest because last year a huge area around me and into the US lost apples to late frost  >:(

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mjw

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Re: no apple blossom?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 08:46 »
Planted in Birmingham.  I have since released some branches from the fan training, as I read it takes the weight of branches and fools the tree somehow.

Hope this might have an effect for next year.



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