fruit trees

Asked August 22, 2016, 4:05 PM EDT

This year none of my trees are bearing fruit. Apple, crab apple, and mock plum. The plums are a source of food for my wintering Robins. I have noticed a lack of bees. There are only a hand full of bumble bees. We have many flowers including wild flowers. I use no pesticides. There was no frost at the time of flowering.

Anoka County Minnesota

3 Responses

Apple trees, including crabapples, tend to bear fruit heavily one year and very little to no fruit on alternate years. Your plum tree is a bit fussy. Here is information on plums. If you don't have two trees, that could be the problem. Otherwise, please read through our publication for clues: http://www.extension.umn.edu/Garden/yard-garden/fruit/integrated-pest-management-for-home-stone-frui...

Barbara: I have 15 to 20 trees which have apples and plums. I have lived here for 5 years and always have some fruit. It may vary year to year, but, this year none have produced.

I am sorry but I have no more suggestions for you.