Posted: 05/07/2014 at 21:55
Just spotted that it's only a year old - you wouldn't normally let such a young tree produce fruit Sandra, but just a couple should be OK. Flowering rose is right though - it's important to prune young apple trees correctly which is done in mid-winter and encourages growth. Have a look at the RHS advice on how to prune young trees:
Doing it properly will pay dividends in the years to come. Once you have the shape right (after about 3-4 years), you can start to summer prune (early August) to enhance fruit production.