Apple tree that never bears more than a few apples?
I have a 5 or 6 year old apple tree (don't know the variety) that never has more than a handful of flowers on it.
There are crabapple and 1/2 dozen varieties of apple tree within a couple of hundred feet so pollination can't be the problem.
Other apple trees in the area seem to do fine.
Tree seems healthy. Tried fertlizing with urea last year didn't seem to help. (although it made the grass grow like crazy!)
This tree is one of 1/2 dozen or so in my lawn, not in an orchard. Tree is mulched about 3' across.
It's been pruned to an open center but it's also too tall and I plan on lowering it this winter. My guess is that it's on standard rootstock since it's much larger than my other trees. (I bought it at a big box before I became aware of rootstocks.)
If I can't figure this out I'll be cutting it down.
so - if you have an otherwise healthy tree that doesn't get many flowers (ever) what do you do?