Apple tree that won’t bloom

Asked May 21, 2019, 1:16 PM EDT

I have a honey crisp apple tree planted about 5 years ago. It has been growing well, but has yet to blossom in any year. I also have another smaller tree planted two years ago now covered in blossom about 30 feet away. I haven’t been able to find much info other than the tree maturing and over pruning. Any help would be appreciated!

Washtenaw County Michigan apple tree honey crisp

1 Response

There are several reasons you may not be getting blooms on your honeycrisp apple tree. Amount of sunlight, too much nitrogen, juvenility, rootstock, etc. Your two trees may very well be on different root stock. This could explain the discrepancy in years to bloom. Patience may be the correct solution. Check out the following link:
https://polk.extension.wisc.edu/files/2014/02/Why-some-apple-trees-dont-flower.pdf
I hope this is helpful,