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Apples off or on

Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,657

Evening all,  a few months ago we bought a Braeburn  Apple bare root from our local G/C its now around 4 feet tall and doing ok,today, today i noticed 8 tiny apples forming,now i know we have wait a few years  to crop it but do i nip them off as i find them or just leave them to form and drop off , im thinking if i remove them then the tree will not waste any energy on them ,am i to remove or not to remove now that is the question folks. i suppose i could just take the money or open the box.image 

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 16,793

    I would nip them off.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,657

    Right i will it makes sense i think. Many thanks 

  • Probably most gardeners would suggest picking off any young fruitlets that form in the first few years after planting. The reason for this is to encourage the tree to develop its full branch framework before fruiting proper begins.

     

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