Why is my Apple Tree Unhappy?

madlerAugust 22, 2012


In the spring, I planted two apple trees, one Dorsett Golden, and one Anna. I've been watering them a bit more in the summer months, however while the Dorsett Golden seems to be doing ok, the Anna seems to be unhappy. Some of the leaves are curling upward, some are turning yellow and falling off, and others are turning partly brown. I've taken a few pictures that should show the different conditions.

I'm not sure if this is heat stress, overwatering, or what.

Please help!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Here is another pic of the tree.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 9:14AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Are you at lower elevations? Probably so with those low chill cultivars. If so it's probably just the heat and sun. Actually your trees look pretty good.

Looks like drip irrigation. That may not be enough water. At least once a week, during this heat, flood irrigate in a basin.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 10:14AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I just started to up the water to it, so I am currently watering 1 hour per day with a 2gph emitter at about 5AM when it's cool. I was watering for shorter 5 minute periods throughout the day with 10gph emitter.

Drainage is pretty good, so the water doesn't seem to pool.

Does this seem to make sense?

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 2:27AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
KNNN espalier planting
Hi - I just planted some 1 year bare root apple trees....
Jamie Cartwright
Can I store apple rootstock in the fridge?
I'll be getting a couple apple rootstocks the first...
Can I prevent Fire Blight the way I prevent Peach Leaf Curl?
Okay, so it's pretty easy to prevent peach leaf curl....
First Bench Grafts Using a Fieldcraft Topgrafter
Hi all, I've been patiently waiting for signs of life...
Restoring old and neglected apricot trees. Help!
We moved into a new home in the middle of last summer...
Sponsored Products
Bite of the Apple Stool in Green
$176.99 | Dot & Bo
12' Red Cedar Eden Half Picket Rail Bridge
Zola Coral Ebony Dining Chair
Dual Exposed Thermostatic Shower Faucet, Rigid Riser Kit & Round Head
Hudson Reed
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Momeni Rugs Caprice Collection Blue 2 ft.
$58.97 | Home Depot
Princess & Frog Step Stool
Classic Hostess
Mizone Circuit 4-piece Comforter Set
New England Mini Pendant by Quoizel
$129.99 | Lumens
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™