Help with Mature Apple Trees please!
Hello! I inherited five apple trees when I moved here in October. The two big ones right in front of my house were extremely congested, so I thinned them out during the winter to allow air to circulate.
One of them was absolutely festooned with blossom in the spring, it was so beautiful, but now it is dropping a lot of it’s leaves, and hardly any fruit has set. The foliage is curling and turning black.
There is new growth which looks healthy enough, so I don’t think it is dying, but it is clearly not well and needs some help. Last autumn it had a lot of small fruit which all had black pits in them.
The other tree is pretty much in the same condition, but didn’t have many blossoms and isn’t nearly so ‘full’ of foliage. The leaves on it are looking similar, but again, there is plenty of new growth, which looks healthy.
Would really appreciate some advice. I have no idea how old the apples are, but they look quite old and I’d hate to lose them.
p.s. they are growing in the lawn, so not easy to feed from the surface, but I would give it a go if you have any recommendations!
- 14 Jun, 2014
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