I moved into this house (in the Dordogne) in April and have been working full time to get on top of the garden.Whilst doing this have ignored two apple trees but now having seen them fruit, one well one not quite so well think I should give them some attention ready for next year.
One is an eating apple - red one, other cooking apple - sorry no other clues. The eating apple has produced masses of fruit even though a lot have dropped off being mouldy or eaten by something. There is much less fruit on the cooking apple and they seem to have suffered much more from being eaten and/or gone mouldy.
What do I need to do from now on to get the best out of them for next year? I do know they can't be much older than 7 years and they are quite small, particularly the cooking apple which lies quite low on the ground. Looks like it has been staked but then fallen over at some point.
Would be nice to see them flourish with a bit (or a lot) of TLC.
Very grateful for any advice. Sorry to be so vague, would definitely say they are French though.