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Apples falling

Hi, my 4 year old apple tree (Red Devil) has lots of apples forming, but over the last week or two lots and lots have fallen off. There's still quite a lot on there, but wont be for long if it carries on like this. Am I doing something wrong? Ive been watering it a little, but not overly. I have watered more the last few days to try and stop the drop but haven't seen an improvement. Any advice much appreciated. Thanks Jason


  • Fiona DukeFiona Duke Posts: 21

    Sounds like the "June drop" where most of the little fruitlets fall off leaving the few strongest ones.  Watering sounds sensible.

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    Yes I agree
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Jason CookJason Cook Posts: 139
    Phew, it sounds normal then. Hopefully ill have a few left. It is all the little tiny ones dropping so sounds like what you say it is.

    Thanks both.
  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 806

    It's just a natural thinning-out process. Sometimes I even help this along by picking off the smallest fruitlets, because if more than 3 or 4 are in a cluster, they will be too crowded to grow properly.

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