Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:37
Well it doesn't look a bad year for apples here in East Anglia. We had lots of blossom, quite early and were lucky in that we had no frosts so got a good set of fruit. There is very little June drop at the moment but I fear it will increase if this hot dry weather continues.
I feed all my fruit trees and berries with potash once growth starts up again in the spring and I think this definitely helps. Also, I keep the area around the base of the trunk fairly weed-free so there's no competition for nutrients and moisture.