Apples won't grow

foggidewApril 28, 2012

My red delicious apple tree flowers every year and starts to set fruit. The fruit never gets bigger than pea size. Any ideas? Thank you.

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ltilton

They probably aren't pollenized.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 2:17PM
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marknmt

Could it be a mis-labeled crab apple?

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 7:36PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Or did the top die or was damaged, then the root stock came up which is a crab?

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 8:45PM
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foggidew

The tree blooms early so there aren't as many bees around. I'm hoping pollination is the problem or else I read up on grafting. Thanks for the answers.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 12:13PM
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kr222(6b)

Red Delicious needs another variety planted nearby to pollinate the blossoms.

Here is a link that might be useful: My mini home orchard and gardens

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 5:18PM
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