Honey crisp small apples

Asked September 21, 2019, 12:42 PM EDT

Last year I got nice size apples. This year they were small. What would be the reason for this.

St. Louis County Minnesota apples fruit size

1 Response

We don't know why the apples are small this year. Growing conditions vary from year to year so this could account for it.

Did fruit set more heavily this year? When many fruits are present, the relative size is usually smaller. When this happens, thinning the fruits helps to increase the size of those that remain.