no blossom on my apple tree this year


When we moved in to our home in January 2012 it was evident that the apple tree in the back garden had had a good crop as there were lots of fruit all over the ground & lodged in the surrounding box hedges! Unfortunately the tree hasn't produced any blossom since! What could be the issue here? I don't know the variety of apple tree but the fruit were very similar to Mackintosh Reds in appearance - very deep red with nobbles & slightly elongated in shape. (The neighbours James Grieve is blossoming its heart out)

Any ideas as to what the issue may be? cheers!


  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    it needs a bit of tender loving caring as in pruning.image

  • dolgarrogdolgarrog Posts: 83

    Hi flowering rose - we did give it a bit of a prune later on in 2012 & it's put on a lot of new growth but I'm not even getting blossom on the older wood that was left? has a lot of leaf growth though.

  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 949

    My apple tree outdid itself with fruit last year and hasn't flowered this year. It is quite common if a tree over does it one year to produce little or no fruit the following year. Maybe the combination of over fruiting and then a good prune has delayed yours for 2 years. If it is producing new growth and seems healthy enough, I would give it a feed and look forward to a good crop next year.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,097

    My apple trees blossom and fruit every two years, even when pruned. They are old trees.

  • dolgarrogdolgarrog Posts: 83

    thank you Daintiness & Busy-Lizzie - I'll persevere with the tree & feed it as you suggest & see what happens next year! cheers! 

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