Several years of no fruit on Apple trees(and cherries and grapes)

shapptasticApril 14, 2014

For the last several years, I have been unable to get apples on the three dwarf apple trees we have growing in the back. At first I assumed the issue was Plum Cuculia and attempted to stop it by spraying, wrapping the trunk, and using nematodes. Being that this has not helped in the slightest, I was wondering if anyone could diagnose the problem. The trees are on Long Island and similar issues exist on a cherry tree nearby and some grape vines. The flowers get pollinated and form fruit, but early on they get spots on the apples and the leaves get discolored (see the attached photo). The apples then become misshapen and eventually fall off in early August. I was wondering if maybe the soil is devoid of nutrients or if there is anything else I can try aside from the above. I never see insects getting into the fruit so I am starting to doubt its a bug.


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mjmarco(Zone 6 Upstate NY)

Sounds like your having a disease apple scab or cedar apple rust see if that what the apples look like go from there. Need better pictures because the pictures looks like many problems on the leaves, what were you spraying? Also check out one of the spray threads on page one right now about a spray schedule I would recommend that you start one so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor...

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 6:11PM
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Despite semi regular sprayings(every 2-3 weeks) with a fungicide/pesticide combo, I am still having issues with the apples. This one tree has the worst ones, but I have some kind of brown discharge on the apple itself. Does it look like a bug problem?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 1:33PM
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