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How to care for old apple tree

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 15:12

Ok, fair enough! When I lived in Hampshire for six months there were apple trees everywhere no one seemed to want the windfalls from the tree near us, and they were all perfect, so I've been spoilt? 

How to care for old apple tree

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 14:01

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 This is the stat of the windfalls from yesterday and last night. All apples left on tree are unripe. Will I ever get a whole undamaged apple from the tree?

How to care for old apple tree

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 23:09

Lovely. They don't look anything like the apples on my tree though. There's no hint of red on any of them, and they are about tennis ball rather than cricket ball size! Tried to get a close up of one on the tree but it hey are all too far away!   Btw We are in Cardiff so way down south.

YOUNG STARLING ?

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 16:53

Beautiful photos. Definitely a starling. Saw a bramble bush covered in them on a walk by the coast at the weekend, they were this colour too. (Not a single bramble left for me to pick either!) 

How to care for old apple tree

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 16:41

Thanks so much for your help. 

How to care for old apple tree

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 16:41

That's great so it's just an early one, nothing wrong with it, I'll look forward to next years crop then! 

I'm finding I have a bit of a problem with earwigs, are they eating the fruit, or just living in the holes made by other creatures? 

How to care for old apple tree

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 14:31

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How to care for old apple tree

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 14:29

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How to care for old apple tree

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:45

Thank you for your reply, I'll do a photo tomorrow when it's light. I'd say cooking apple, but not huge like you buy in the shops. Fruits are along the branches and at the ends. Fruits are 'Granny Smith'  green when unripe and only a little yellower when ripe. 

How to care for old apple tree

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 19:35

I have just moved house to a garden with a large old apple tree.  I have already harvested some windfalls which were very popular in crumble (Nigel slaters recipe from Internet) but there are only a few left on the tree (about thirty) and it seems rather early for them to be all gone! The house had been empty for several months before we moved in, and with a hot dry summer maybe the tree has suffered and will be fine next year? Anyway, never had an apple tree before, any tips on getting a good crop next year? 

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