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Got up for a short hike Sunday and couldn't help but notice that the apple trees that were heavy with blossoms this spring now have yellow leaves, lookk terrible and are bearing little or no fruit at all :(. Both old exsisting trees and my smaller recent plants.

Too much rain? What happened? How big should northern spy and Mac apples be now?
 

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Last year I had zero apples, this year all trees are loaded and some are dropping a few which quickly become appetizers for the local deer herd. I think a late frost wiped mine out last year, this season it's a bumper crop.
 

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RoosterBooster said:
How big should northern spy and Mac apples be now?
Most apples now are as big as they're going to get. I have some trees that aren't really meant for wildlife and they didn't set fruit too well this year. We had some frost around the time they were blooming so that might have had something to do with it.
 

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When mine were in blossom, Potter County experienced temps in the low 20's. No apples this year. Bumper crop last year tho. In the end, this year will allow the trees to "recover" from last year. Should be a good year in 2010, I'm guessing, if we don't have frost.
 

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That must what happened here guys....glad I have some fields of green I guess.

Oaks in town got lots of acorns, not seeing many in the woods.
 

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I remember that morning here...it wasn't too friendly on my landscape at home, My Japenese maples and weeping cherry both got it bad...needless to say they look terrible too now, but since I got into Habitatin', my whole yard looks like crap...
I am the only guy on my road trying to bring out more clover and less grass in his lawn.
 

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Crop is way down from last year, but there are some trees that have nice apples. Like others have said, we had a late frost when blossoms were open so the smaller crop is expected. My pears blossom earlier and the weather was perfect so I have a bumper crop of them. Wildlife weats the pears as readily as the apples so I'm ok.
Goes to show the benefit of habitat diversity
 

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As others have said, my cultivated apples are bad off. My pears and crabapples are great though. This year I have more crabapples than I have ever seen. I will definitely be hunting in my one tree stand looking over my crabapples this year. I am sure I will take at least one doe from underneath it and maybe a buck too if I am lucky!
 
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