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  • Hi friends. I've not had much luck with my previous apple tree. This is a dwarf that has recently been reported. I see flower today. Does this, mean I will get fruit this year? 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,904
    You might ... but remember that young trees can be stressed by producing fruit too soon and will drop some if not all the tiny fruitlets in June 
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=611

    Don't worry if this happens ... it's perfectly natural ... all apples and pears do it, younger trees drop more than mature ones.  Even if it retains several fruit lets I would remove all but one or two in the first year of fruiting.  The following year you can leave a few more and so on.  This ensures that the tree isn't too stressed by producing fruit and continues to make good growth.  

    Also, don't let the tree get too dry ... it takes plenty of water to produce fruit. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  •  thanks so mu h 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,585
    If they all set, I would reduce each cluster to one fruit in the first year.  You can do that in June, when you first remove any damaged , then any misshapen, hopefully to leave one perfect apple at each original grouping.
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