Advice on 2nd year Honeycrisp please!
Hello. I'm in Central Kentucky and I planted my very first 3 apple trees last Spring (dwarf supreme from Stark Bros - Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, and Granny Smith) and besides having to replace the GS (free from Stark due to heading cut not healing well and rotting) they have done well. I have pruned them back to what I think will be good scaffold branches as I think I was supposed to do (again, very new at this!) and I've noticed what I believe are fruit spurs on the Honeycrisp already. My question is, if it blooms and tries to grow apples this young, should I let it? Or should I pinch off the blooms or prune off the spurs altogether? Obviously, I would love to get a few apples this soon, but would it be bad for the tree overall? I've attached a picture of the tree right now after pruning, overall only about 4' tall. I'll add another post of a closer image of what I believe are the spurs. Thanks in advance for any advice!
This post was edited by Lisa.H on Sun, Feb 3, 13 at 15:07