How many apples to expect
When I was attempting to grow apples organically I only had anything approaching success early on with my 2 espaliers.
By the time my semi-dwarf spur-type Arkansas Black got full grown and had a good year the bugs were in full force so I've never had a good gauge of what that tree can do.
I was thinking a bushel per tree would be pretty good. But now looking at the size and number of the bug free apples on the Arkansas Black, figuring I didn't start spraying until late in the year and comparing this average year to how many rotten apples I've picked up in good years before spraying, I'm thinking 1 bushel per tree might be a very low estimate.
So once I get my new trees in, they're in full production and I'm doing a good spray program how many apples should I expect?
I'm not including my 2 espaliers because I have a good idea what they will produce.
Semi-dwarf Starkspur Arkansas Black -
Semi-dwarf Starkspur Earliblaze -
Semi-dwarf Starkspur Ultra-Mac -
Dwarf Starkspur Red Rome Beauty -
Dwarf Lodi -