They have to be in lime free soil,manured well or feed and do not prune for the first 3 years and water well.mind the birds do not get there first!
Why not give the fruit away,if you cant donot prune and your crop will go down.
I have Albertina ,you need to cut the suckers out ,6 leaved spindly growth,water well and feed ,dont prune too virgorous.
Those are the flowers come seed part,I keep mine well watered and in winter fold the leaves over the flower heads to keep the frost at bay.
This one basket of many apples from one tree,cox s orange.
I eat what is in season,I make jams and jellies,Pickle some and freeze,but give some away to others or exchange.these days I dont need so much but enjoy the cooking and perserving as well as eating inseason produce.
The round abouts in my area are real joy to look at and are inspiring as are the all flowering baskets and tubs hanging from lamp posts and shops.The mini roundabout in the village looks a delight with different shades of pink and red with matching baskets on the shops and lamp posts.The rounabout I like the most is not full of flowering plants but a herbaceous plants that are cut back in winter ,the grass is cut round it and is very effective in the display of flowers.They put alot of effort into planting and planning and also they sell the left over plants to help support this.
I think you find it is because of irratic watering,How do I know because I have the problem because I have not been able to keep the watering everyday up during this hot weather.They need alot of water and feed when flowering.
they are a bit of a thug and will grow out of control if ti can,
it looks a little like Iceberg,sometimes it has that tinge of green but it nearly always has that bit of pink before going all white and has a lovely perfume.