Apple trees

Asked July 30, 2016, 10:08 AM EDT

Have a fireside and honey crisp tree. Both bloomed just great but set no apples this year. Last year I had a nice crop, not a huge one but good. Both trees are about 10 years old. Why the great blooms but no apples?

Sibley County Minnesota

1 Response

The following bulletins address your question. Several things might account for the lack of fruit this year. Maybe you can deduce the reason in your case by a process of elimination.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwj...
http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/fact-sheets/home-orchard-production/why-is-there-no-fruit-...
http://extension.illinois.edu/gardenerscorner/issue_06/spring_02_10.cfm

Fireside blooms mid season and Honeycrisp blooms late mid-season but there should be enough overlap to ensure cross pollination.