I have two apple trees along the creek between the driveway and the goat yard. When I planted fruit trees this spring, I didn’t plant apple trees, wanting to wait to learn more about the two existing apple trees. They blossomed out really well, but….. They haven’t set much fruit. That could be from several factors, but I think the most likely one is that these apple trees just don’t look very healthy. They are older apple trees. I have no idea what kind of apple trees they are, but at this point, I’m not going to count on them. I’ll continue to observe to decide ultimately if I want to have them taken down, to make room for other trees. For now, I’ve decided to go ahead and plant new apple trees while the final decision on the existing trees awaits. I’ve ordered four dwarf and semi-dwarf apple trees–BraeStar, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, and Cortland.
For good measure, I ordered an American Persimmon, which I had also left out when I made the previous order.
Trees planted this spring, now including apple and persimmon: peach, pear, plum, mulberry, apricot, fig, paw paw, hazelnut, sassafras, and sugar maple. Plus a friend gave me a weeping willow, which will also go in by the creek.
My cherries on the old cherry tree are almost ready!
I think I see a ladder in my future.