What to do with apple tree flowering and fruiting right now?
I am a first-timer to growing apples. I got a semi-dwarf 5-in-1 apple in spring this year (all low chill varieties ~ Anna, Dorsett Golden, Einshimer, Beverly Hills and Fuji). I planted it in a 15 gallon container. There has been not much growth and even very many leaves on the tree. It started to flower all of a sudden and is now setting fruits. Is this normal? I thought they should be flowering in spring, not fall. More importantly, what should I do? Pick out the small fruits or just let them stay and grow?