Posted: 13/07/2012 at 10:07
It is called 'June Drop', though it can obviously happen a bit later too. I occurs when the tree drops the unfertilized, mis-shapen, diseased apples.
Cox is one of the most challenging apples to grow well. Commercial growers spray and spray and spray again. Maybe not the best choice for the amateur. The best apples to grow are not usually the ones you can find with ease in the supermarket.
Last year was fantastic for apples; not so this year.