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Apples are widely cultivated edible fruits in the genus Malus. Use this tag for questions on both the fruit and the tree.

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Can grafting still work if the rootstock and scion are a little dried out during transit?

I've very recently received my bareroot grafted plants by parcel. Their scion and rootstock grafts resembles somewhat golden-yellow in hue in the spot where they were grafted. Apparently they weren't ...
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Grafting apple onto mango

I'm wondering if I graft an apple root stock onto mango, will it work and what would be the results? Will it survive the UK winters?
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Are these apple saplings turning yellow due to autumn or to a virus

So these are 4 year old saplings. They didn’t loose leaves when I began growing them, I thinks it's due to being inside all the time. I just want to make sure, if they're losing leaves due to winter ...
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Apple seedling starting to die

I read the other post about the apple seedling dying and my situation is similar. I grew the seedling from an apple from the store. I had grown it to about 11 inches (30 cm) and all of a sudden the ...
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Why there is fungus looking outside my pot?

Recently I was watching my plant which has stalled growth. Lately, it feels like there is fungus outside the pot. Is that fungus? Is it coming from inside out? The brown dead plant is coriander.
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Why are coriander plants dying?

I have lovely coriander in my window sill. After they grew really big, the stem began withering while the bushy coriander became brown. Is it because they reached seeding stage? How can I germinate so ...
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My apples are turning black and falling off the tree

I live in Kentucky and my apple tree has apples turning black and falling off the tree. Can someone tell me why?
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Top growth of new apple tree is snapped

We just got some new apple trees and the top section arrived damaged. Because it’s the very top, will this affect the future growth, and how to mend the situation?
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Apple grafting: to remove rootstock buds or not?

I recently pruned my apple trees and decided to try to graft those cuttings instead of tossing them in the compost just for fun. I pruned my trees and grafted to my rootstocks on the same day (3/21) ...
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Does our apple tree have crown gall?

We are trying to rehabilitate this apple tree. It is very much alive but had several dead branches, which we have since cut off. It was also invaded by ants, which I hope we have scared away. We ...
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Any idea what's girdling my apple tree?

I've got a small (and always struggling) apple tree in my yard, which just looked at for the first time this spring and discovered that the bottom foot or so of outer bark is mostly missing. I ...
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Can a crabapple scion graft to an apple rootstock?

Given that apple trees can be pollinated from crabapples are apple rootstocks compatible with crabapple scions also?
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Is this apple canker?

I've inherited an apple tree growing in heavily polluted ground (tailings and spoil from copper/tin mining). The tree is fruiting with nice sweet cooking fruit, but is absolutely covered in lichen and ...
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Can apple trees be made evergreen?

Is it possible for an apple tree to become evergreen under particular conditions? I'm asking because I've seen an in-door apple tree that for over an year hasn't lost leaves. Question moved from Earth ...
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What is wrong with this apple sapling?

I have an Opal apple sapling that I've been growing since she was a seed: only for the joy of watching a plant grow; not with any intent that she become fruit-bearing. She's spent her whole life in ...
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Training a tip bearing apple tree

I'm thinking of growing a tip bearing apple tree in my garden and was wondering if there are any training options that would suit it. The general advice is it's not possible to grow on a cordon, but I ...
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Both my apple trees have white powder on this particular branch in this particular spot. What should I do?

I have two young apple trees that are roughly a year appart (that I grew from seeds without grafting). Both of them have one particular new branch where all the leaves and the sprout have this white ...
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Quince and apple grafting (workaround?)

I am curious about a sort of potential workaround for the issue of grafting quince and apples together. I know that with standard grafting the graft will almost certainly fail within a few years, if ...
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Fuji Apple Tree Trunk Problems

starting to get some trunk issues on a young fuji apple tree. We are also seeing tiny black ants attacking spots and trying to make holes. Can anybody give some advice on what this is or how we can ...
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Why are the leaves of my apple tree tearning yellow and brown in the start of summer?

We have an apple tree in our garden, and for the last 5 years it has been producing lots of nice apples. This year we redid the garden, but left the tree standing where it was. But now the tree has ...
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Apple Trees: Grafting multiple scions to new rootstock

I've gotten bitten by the apple grafting bug, and after some initial successes have placed an order for around 20 scions or different varieties, and around 15 MM102 rootstocks (thickness unknown, the ...
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Apple tree die back

I have a mature apple tree (well, several actually) in my back garden which is suffering from some sort of dieback. The leaves turn brown and shrivel and die. I've been cutting out all of the dead ...
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Grafting crabapple Malus floribunda on M26 rootstock?

I have an one year old M26 rootstock in my yard, and there is a gorgeous Malus floribunda in front of a building where I work. M26 is one of the commonest rootstocks for apples (Malus domesticas). ...
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Should I remove apples on my potted apple tree to allow the others to ripen?

I have a potted columnar apple tree that I bought last year. It is about 130cm high and in a pot of around 40-50L. I have had the pleasant surprise to see it forming several dozens of small apples ...
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Missed apple pruning window

I have a 5 year old spur bearing apple tree, Christmas Pippin variety. I’ve missed the winter pruning window, and it’s just starting to bud, so definitely no longer dormant. I’ve pruned the last 2 ...
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Should I leave fallen apples (windfall) to rot under the tree?

I'm co-maintaining a small orchard. Often, noone will look after it for a while. Nature conservation and tree/ecosystem health is more important for the group of maintainers than a high yield. After ...
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Can you graft onto the stump of an established apple tree?

I have some well-established Bramley apple trees - 5 of them which is 2 more than I need, so my plan was to remove 2 ad plant other varieties. But is it possible to graft a new tree onto the existing ...
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Entire apple seedling was eaten, but miraculously came back as two. Now what?

At the beginning of the pandemic, house bound, I decided I wanted to try germinating apple seeds from fruits I had consumed. After a dormancy, one of the seeds actually sprouted and I was obsessed ...
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Apple tree sapling blossoming in September?

I planted a Bramley Apple sapling 2 years ago and it has just (early September in the UK) started to blossom. Is this normal for the UK?
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How long would fruit trees take to mature if we induce early cropping?

For standard sized apple trees, it can take up to eight years for them to start producing. One common solution is to graft them onto a dwarfing rootstocks which makes them mature in just a few years. ...
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A bear pushed over my apple tree; can it be saved?

I came home tonight to find a beloved apple tree lying on the ground. I suspect a bear because I saw one yesterday climbing the same tree trying to get the apples. The tree appears completely unbroken,...
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Can Copper Fungicide be used on an apple tree with fruit already growing?

I was wondering if its possible to cover the growing apples with a plastic bag while I spray the leaves with this Copper Fungicide. I read somewhere that your not supposed to spray the Copper ...
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What should I do to this rock between apple tree branches?

There is a rock stuck inside apple tree and I cannot get it off. I have bought this garden and previous owner has put it there. I cannot get it off unless I cut some branches of tree. Should I cut it ...
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Should I tell my vineyard consultant to spray my fruit trees with the sulfur he sprays on the vineyard?

We have a very small (450 vines) pinot noir vineyard that we are raising organically. My vineyard consultant has people spray the vines with sulfur a few times each season. Last year, one of my ...
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Training Fruit trees to form low fences

I recently visited a country estate in the UK. The gardens had a number of large beds and the paths through these beds where all lined with low (2 foot or so) fences to create the barrier. The really ...
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Should I remove a secondary tree that sprouted from a dwarf apple tree?

Last year I planted a dwarf apple tree, and this year after returning from vacation it has a secondary tree that's sprouted up from around the base. Here's a photo showing what I mean: https://...
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Can I graft a Scion on a mature tree branch?

Can I graft a scion on a different variety mature tree branch? For example can I graft a Kingston Black apple scion on a Dabinett apple tree branch?
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Brown spots on Golden Delicious leaves

I started out by having some apple seeds, Golden Delicious (eco/bio), in the fridge in order to germinate them. Since September (about 2 months ago ) they have been growing in smaller pots with a ...
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Why is the seed coat opening now?

After eating a Honeycrisp apple, I thought I would dry the seeds out and attempt the germination process, just for fun. One apple produced eight seeds, so I sat them on a paper towel to dry them ...
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Can I remove water shoots at any time?

My established Bramley trees throw off an enormous amount of water shoots: This was taken earlier in the year; the ones I didn't cull have grown up to a metre in a single year (I think they must be ...
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How to prevent a crab apple tree getting any taller?

Last spring (18 months ago) I planted a 6/8 Malus John Downie crab apple tree. It has an unusually long trunk, the lowest branch is almost two metres up. As it is growing, the leader is going straight ...
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Granny Smith apple trees fruit health

I have a young apple tree and it has fruit for the first time, but most of the apples have this in them. Any advice would be welcomed.
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Spotting and dealing with water shoots

This well established Bramley tree had been left to grow wild for a few years until I pruned it strongly last year. It's now throwing new growth up like crazy and I'm not sure if these are all water ...
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Repairing a young apple tree with a snapped branch

This year I purchased a young "family" apple tree, with three varieties of apple grafted onto a single plant. It was planted in March and has flowered happily and is producing fruit. I staked it when ...
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What is my apple orchard soil type?

It's about three month that I have bought this orchard. I have have done Bottle test on my orchard soil. But my test results did not look like what I have seen in internet. So I decided to post my ...
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What are these marks on my apples?

I recognized that this year the apples on one of my trees nearly all begin to show marks like the one on the photo. The marks started as little spots and seem to grow all around the young apples. ...
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Pruned apple tree didn't flower?

I have two overgrown apple trees that haven't fruited in years. So this year in late winter I cut one of them back heavily (as high up as I could get with my ladder), and I left the other one alone ...
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Shall I cut off the suckers when my apple tree is in bloom?

I was away for 4 weeks and my apple tree became totally full of blooms!! I had not cut its suckers this year, and the last 2 years they may not have been cut properly. This is a beautiful Golden ...
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Apple tree concerns

I purchased a house with an apple tree, maybe 15' tall and 6" in diameter. The tree has two longer branches and I was wondering how to go about trimming them. If anyone can tell me where to make the ...
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What are these things on my apple tree?

I have recently bought an orchard. And one of my trees has these things on its bark. Is these some kind of infection? is it important and what should I do about it?
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