variance in years to flowering?
I have an apple tree that I bought and planted about 5 years ago, along with some others, and it has not flowered, not once, not one blossom. It has grown well enough, in fact shows less drought stress in summer than others. I don't recall what variety it is. Others have flowered and fruited.
Is this uncommon? I have never had any fruit tree that did not at least have a few blossoms the year after planting, to say nothing of 5 or 6 years later.