Non fruiting apple tree
I planted three M26 root stock container grown apple trees last Autumn, two eating varieties and a cooker. All trees have established very well in well cultivated soil and the two desert apples produced lots of blossom which is being followed by what appears to be a very heavy crop of fruit. The cooker has fared less kindly and although a small amount of blossom was produced on the tips this has died off leaving behind no sign of fruit whatsoever. I chose the varieties that flower at the same time to ensure cross pollination. The trees are 2/3 years old. Can anyone help as to the reason why the cooker is not fruiting please? The foliage is tremendously healthy so the tree appears to have established itself well. Could the reason be that there has been no cross pollination of the cooker or has the method of pruning I used been the cause. Any advice would be warmly welcomed.