Nonproducing apple tree

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Terry M
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Nonproducing apple tree

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I have a Brabourne apple tree blooming and it always blooms so nice and smells great in the spring but where the heck are the apples? I have gotten only a few apples from this tree and they were small and poor quality. This tree is about 7 years old, is a dwarf and is beautiful. I have multiple varieties of apple trees planted nearby and they produce apples. I’m close to cutting it down.

Do you have any suggestions on how to get it to produce?

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Drew Dubious
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Re: Nonproducing apple tree

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Do your other trees flower at the same time as the braeburn? Are you positive it is a dwarf?

I would graft it over instead of cutting it down either way! :)

Terry M
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It is a semi-dwarf and yes my other apple trees are blooming as well as my crab apples.

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Drew Dubious
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Well, it can be biennial. Have you tried thinning?

Terry M
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Will try thinning and our county extension service suggested 2 pounds phosphorous.

Thanks

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