Our honeycrisp tree is 4 years old and planted on the edge of our ravine with...

Asked June 28, 2015, 11:23 PM EDT

Our honeycrisp tree is 4 years old and planted on the edge of our ravine with a poplar forest adjacent. It has never flowered or produced fruit. It is watered regularly. The attached images show new leaf curling with change in color. Is this blight and can it be treated? The tree was purchased through our local Costco. was a gift for our 4 year old triplets at the time. They would really like to see apples grow in our yard. Zone 4A. Edmonton, Alberta. Thank you so much!

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Apple rootstocks determine the length of time from planting to when the tree produces flowers and bears fruit; this is referred to as precocity. Dwarfing rootstocks promote the early fruiting of trees, while seedling rootstocks may take up to 5 years to flower. However, all varieties of apple trees should be cross-pollinated with another apple or crabapple variety. Lastly, poor fruit set is often caused by frost during bloom.