Posted: 27/10/2016 at 16:47
My Brown Turkey is now about five years old and is planted against a SW facing wall in a sunken container made of five paving slabs to contain the roots. The tree is about five foot tall and about the same size across.
This year, the first crop, September, was very paltry, but the 2nd crop is massive but obviously will not ripen and I have just removed about 100 walnut sized fruits. Being Autumn, the leaves are just about turning yellow and falling off. My question is why cannot I see any 'buds' of next year's first crop? Previously by now I would have seen many small buds for the next year's crop. Did I do right in removing all the part developed fruit now? Should I fertilize the tree at any time.
My next action is to prepare the tree for winter by wrapping it to protect it....
My location is SW Essex.
Confused amateur needing help.