Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:05
Because there may well have been some blossom but not seen.....
i grow several apples and pears and it LOOKS as if it SHOULD be at blossom stage now.
worth checking if Elstar is definitely a spur bearer....just in case
the other possibility is that, since the tree was already trained....always pays to buy maidens to train year on year.....it may be dry at the roots