Why are my apples falling off?
United Kingdom - Surrey, United Kingdom
I have a small apple tree in my garden (approx 5 meters tall) I guess it is very old.
Last year it had very little blossom and produced all of two large cooking style apples.
This year I was pleased, that it had a lot more blossom than the year before and now has a large amount of fruit on it. However, a lot of the apples are falling off and the majority of them seem to be split. All the apples on the tree and on the ground are the size of a table tennis ball!
Can anyone tell me why this is happening and if there is anything I can do to rescue the few apples I have left?
Thanks for your help.
- 18 Jun, 2009