We have had a dwarf honeycrisp for about 6 years. This year we did not get...
We have had a dwarf honeycrisp for about 6 years. This year we did not get any blossoms. Otherwise, the tree looks very healthy. We do have three crabapple trees in our yard, but not in close proximity to our honeycrisp. Is the problem related to pollination? Do you have any suggestions. We will miss our apples this year. Last year the squirrels got them and we were ready to protect the this year, but no blossoms. Thanks
Hennepin County Minnesota
Most apple trees are biennial bearers - they produce a big crop one year, not so much the next. Your tree is taking the year off. Some suggest that thinning during heavy years mitigates this. Here are references: