Posted: 02/09/2013 at 15:53
I bought three miniature fruit trees about three years ago. Followed the recommended procedure for planting etc. The Braeburn apple tree has been most productive, flowering every year and producing fruit although the first two years the rooks picked them all before they could develop. For some reason this year they left them alone and I have 30/40 apples. I 'know' the twist test tells you when to harvest each individual fruit but if taken too early will the fruit get any sweeter during storage?
The Conference pear tree has produced some flowers but never set fruit and the Victoria plum has never produced flowers. They are all in the same full sun, soil - clay, but reasonably drained and heavily mulched every year. Any ideas why no fruit or suggestions to change it?