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Steve Johnson

Hello, please can some one help with our apple tree? It’s still alive but it’s looking abit sad

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337
    Welcome to the forum @Steve_49p It looks like it may have been caught by one of the recent night frosts.  All you can do is keep it watered and wait for the damaged leaves to fall and be replaced.  Hopefully, some of the young fruit will pull through.  We still have the 'June drop' to come, when apples and pears shed excess young fruit, so you will know for sure if you will get a crop after that has occurred.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    How old is it Steve?  Young trees need to build up their roots and trunks and branches, but some are precocious and want to start fruiting before they're old enough (a bit like humans!)  Until they are about five years old, it's best to remove any fruitlets that form.
  • Steve_49pSteve_49p Posts: 3
    Thank you so much for the advice, I used to grow fruit and veg with my grandad and keen to have a garden just like his, enjoying starting to learn once more and showing our son that food doesn’t always come from a tin! 


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145
    I'm inclined to agree with @BobTheGardener, although @josusa47 is also correct - they can take a while to mature.
    How is the tree growing? Pot or ground? Have you a wider shot?
    It seems early to me for fruits to be forming, but we're always several weeks behind the south here.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Steve_49pSteve_49p Posts: 3
    Hello, yes the tree is in the ground, has about 2 meters of fresh soil put in last year! 

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