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The cause of the splits is invariably irregular watering. When the tree suddenly gets a hefty drink following a period of drought, the apples quickly expand, which often leads to the skin cracking. The fruit usually produces a corky, scab
A notifiable bacterial disease of the rose family, although it may also affect apple and pear trees.
Can anyone advise what the likely infection is that my James Grieve apple tree picked up this season ?
When apple trees are in flower, the sawfly, Hoplocampa testudinea, lays its eggs in the developing fruit. In June, the larvae tunnel their way under the skin of the fruit and into the core, causing the apples to fall. When they're ready, they tunnel
Could anyone suggest any good dwarf apple and pear tree's please, pref suitable for a family of six's varied tastebuds! Thanks
Hi In winter 2010 I planted some apple, pear and plum trees. I had apples from 3 of the trees last autumn (2011) but the Bramley and Russett did not have any. I am hoping they will produce something this year but my question is, should I prune
fruit bearing tree? I would say crab apple Looks like a Malus sp. An apple tree. Sorry I cannot tell if it is a crab apple or domestic eating apple from the flowers. Thank you for the replies. My main enquiry was whether it actually bore fruit
My crab apple golden hornet has some apple branches. I presume they are from the rootstock - does anyone know what tends to be used for crab apples? (Was planted by previous house owner so don't know any details.) I don't mind whether the tree
over winter, wrap each one in a single sheet of newspaper and place them in single layers on a tray. For a cheap alternative to apple racks, use an old filing tray, adding more layers as you need them.If you have the space and a large apple tree, you
A disease affecting apple, plum and pear trees, in which the blossom trusses wilt and turn brown. Occurs more commonly in mild, wet springs.