Apple Tree won't grow apples! HELP!
I just moved into a house and there's a gorgeous apple tree in the yard, but the landlord says it doesn't make apples anymore. Someone told him if you beat the trunk with a baseball bat it will "shock" the tree into making fruit again...is this true?? Is there anything I can do that won't make my new neighbors call the insane asylum?? :lol:
Don't beat it!
I've Never heard that before and I've been pruning a long time!!! There are a couple reasons why fruit trees stop bearing... one of which is how they have been pruned. If all you have been left with is upright suckers, they usually don't produce the spurs that produce fruit. Also, spurs like to form on branches that are horizontal. Also, an apple needs a nearby apple tree which can polinate it. Hmm. Why don't you check out this link and see what's going on - then let us know! Keep your bat in the closet though.... :)
http://www.eap.mcgill.ca/CPTFP_7.htm (on this link search for the word unfruitfulness.)