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Old 11-03-2017, 08:49 AM
 
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Does apple tree have flowers every year (even before the year when producing fruit)?

For example, if I buy two different types of apples: Apple #1 & Apple #2
Apple #1: Expect to product fruit in 10 years
Apple #2: Expect to product fruit in 6 years

Does Apple #1 have flowers in 6 years for Apple #2 pollination?

Thanks.
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:13 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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My experience is that the tree will produce a couple of flowers the year before the first fruit, but not any sooner than that, and not many flowers.

Do none of your neighbors have an apple tree? The pollenator doesn't have to be on your property, just nearby.
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:04 PM
 
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My experience is that the tree will produce a couple of flowers the year before the first fruit, but not any sooner than that, and not many flowers.

Do none of your neighbors have an apple tree? The pollenator doesn't have to be on your property, just nearby.
No, no fruit trees nearby (within 100-200 feet).
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Old 11-04-2017, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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You may need at least two varieties within a 1/4 mile of each other to get pollination.

Most of my apples began blossoming around their fourth year, some at 10 years are still not producing blossoms.

I have 16 apple trees total, in 6 varieties, planted in a diamond pattern grid spaced 30 feet apart.
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Old 11-04-2017, 06:01 PM
 
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How frisky are the pollinators in your area?
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:26 AM
 
Location: NC
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The usual process is that when buying the tree that you want for the apples, you ask the nursery for a list of 'partner' trees to use for the pollen source. Each combination will differ in the amount of fruit produced. You will also need a good natural source of bees to do the pollinating, so that will be a part of the puzzle too. The nursery should have this info and if not, go somewhere else. The nurseryman will have the answers to all of your questions about timing as well.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:05 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Just as an aside, I have a semi-dwarf Jonathon that was a reliable producer year after year. It's now the only apple tree left in town, the others having been cut down or otherwise removed because the gentrifiers who moved in thought they were too "dirty".

The tree still looks nice in the Spring when it flowers but no apples are produced.
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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.............The tree still looks nice in the Spring when it flowers but no apples are produced.
If you would like to have apples again, graft a branch of a pollenating variety onto your tree.
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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I planted a Braeburn which does not need a pollinator, although it helps.

It has produced a few apples the past two years but cedar rust has made them unappealing.
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Grimes Golden also requires no pollinator tree, and is somewhat resistant to disease. Stark Bros is a good source of information regarding fruit trees.

Regards
Gemstone1
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