Apple Blossom

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fatbelly

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Apple Blossom
« on: May 16, 2014, 10:15 »
Hi, I have a 2 year old Apple tree on my Lottie which last year produced 2 edible apples.
This season I had loads more blossom on it, does each blossom mean an Apple.

The Variety is Cox's Orange Pippin.

« Last Edit: May 16, 2014, 10:20 by fatbelly »
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Re: Apple Blossom
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 18:06 »
Depends on whether the blossom has been pollinated or not.  But if you've got a lot more flower then it ups the chances of an apple. 
Anne

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Re: Apple Blossom
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 21:41 »
If the blossom has been pollinated you will see a little apple forming behind it. Then you can watch in dismay as most of them fall off. Trees seem to know how many fruit they can support and will get rid of a lot in what's called the 'June Drop'.

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Re: Apple Blossom
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014, 06:56 »
Its true that trees do drop some baby fruits in June, but your tree looks like it is growing well, so I think you could hope for a few more than 2 fruits this year.

It will only get better from now on as the tree matures  :)

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Re: Apple Blossom
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 07:50 »
If you want decent sized fruit, you might need to thin them out after the June drop. One apple every six inches or so.

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Re: Apple Blossom
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014, 13:35 »
Just wait and see, some will pollinate and some wont and ones that will might drop off in the wind.
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Bill



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