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Apple tree help
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Dell (WA)    Posted 07-17-2001 at 08:10:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Anyone got any advice?

I got an apple tree that for the first time in 15 years, its got a decent crop of apples. I realize I should have "thinned" the fruit, but I was so excited/dumbfounded that I just watched it grow. It is so loaded with apples, I figgered it would probably snap some limbs but this?

Its fallen over, popped up out of the ground. I'm trying to use some come-alongs to jack it back up and hope it will live long enuff for the apples to ripen but......got my doubts, but I'm giving it the big try.........Dell, with the purple thumb, who thinks that fruit trees should grow in the ground

BTW......this spring I was at the local garden nursery, complaining about how all my fruit trees always blossemed but very seldom had fruit. They told me that all the local bees had probably died off and I needed some new ones. They sold me some "Mason Bees" in little cardboard tubes. I thought they were mud daubbers. Must of worked.


Bob (WI)    Posted 07-17-2001 at 14:20:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would say you have 50/50 chance of saving the tree, Once you have it back in place and staked make sure you give it plenty of water once or twice a day everyday until it goes dormant, I saved a couple of tree's this way but lost many more than I saved, you'll never know until you try. Good Luck


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