Our Fruit Trees Are Not Producing Fruit
Firstly let me say I know NOTHING about growing anything!
We moved to France 5 years ago and initially our fruit trees (apple, pear and Green Gage) produced some fruit. However, the fruit was always small and somewhat bitter. We were told this could be due to the trees putting too much effort into new growth, we'd never pruned them. So we harshly pruned them. A friend said we may have to wait up to 2 years for the trees to recover!!
Anyway it's been 2 years and, whilst there's a lot of new growth there's precious little fruit - we have 1 small pear.
Can anyone help? What did we do wrong? What can we do to help our trees recover?
Thanks in advance.