Why is my apple tree turning black and has cracks in the bark?
It is a Newtown Pippin and one branch is turning black and has a crack in the bark in 2 spots. I planted it 3 years ago when it was 6 ft tall. It is about 9 ft tall now. Never made one apple. (Also never sprayed it)
I picked the Newtown Pippin cause it is supposed to be an old time apple. You would figure old time apples that stuck around would produce decent fruit...but this tree sucks.
Should I pull it out and replace this tree?