Anyone know what is going on with my apple tree? Thanks!

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raymond823
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Anyone know what is going on with my apple tree? Thanks!

Post by raymond823 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:47 pm

Hi,

I am new to growing apple trees. When I got this tree (king of county), it seemed very lush. But now, it seem to have stalled and is dying. I have no idea what is going on? Thanks!

-Ray
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Re: Anyone know what is going on with my apple tree? Thanks!

Post by OrangePippin-Richard » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:04 pm

When did you get the tree, and when was this photo taken? Have you kept it indoors (it seems very close to the house)?

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Re: Anyone know what is going on with my apple tree? Thanks!

Post by raymond823 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:24 pm

I got this tree about a year ago and the photo was taken the same day I posted, Feb 24. The tree was not kept indoors, but it is next to my house outside. I live in Southern California.

The tree never shed its leaves, but that might be because the weather hear is relatively constant. Over the last few days I started to notice new leaves starting to come out of the buds.

Thanks,
Ray

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Re: Anyone know what is going on with my apple tree? Thanks!

Post by OrangePippin-Richard » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:15 am

Apple trees expect a period of winter chill, and this causes them to drop their leaves in the fall and go into dormancy. I think the problem you are seeing is likely caused by the lack of cold temperatures, so the leaves are decaying but not actually falling off as they should do.

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