No apples on the apple trees....what's up with that?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by willkatdawson, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    We normally have tons of apples, but not this year. Not even one! I've heard this can be a precursor of a really bad winter to come.
    Do any of you have bare fruit trees? Oh...and we didn't have any pears in the pear tree either.
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    No apples - that's a terrible thing!
    Here in Vermont we are having a great year for apples. Even the old, unkempt crab apple tree on my neighbor's lawn is covered with gnarled little fruits - I've never seen it have any in other years!
  3. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    My young plum tree had a few last year for the first time, then this year none. My dad's are the same. He thinks a late frost may have caused it.
  4. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    my trees here in Kansas have no apples, I wonder if it was because of the heat..
  5. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 17, 2011
    North Yorkshire
    Quote:It can also be a sign of a bad winter just passed. Our apple tree barely threw out any blossoms, net result...3 apples!
  6. cassidy22

    cassidy22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2011
    Front Range - Colorado
    No fruit on any of my trees, nor most of my neighbors on the Front Range in Colorado. Combination of a long spring, and heavy winds that blew the few blossoms off the trees before they could set. Lots of peaches on the Western Slope, but no apples, plum, pears, peaches or apricots on my side of the Rockies.
  7. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

    Dec 30, 2010
    Sparta, MI
    Most of the fruit trees in MI are loaded with fruit, its one of the best year for it. [​IMG]
  8. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Last year we where like you, no apples. This year they are loaded.
  9. LynninOK

    LynninOK Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2011
    Claremore, Oklahoma
    No peaches here, or blackberries. My friend did have apples, but they were small. Our "Spring weather" consisted of two weeks of rain followed by over two months of over 100 degree weather.
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    We have no apples on our trees and no peaches on the trees out in the orchard. One lonely little peach on the tree in our yard and a squirrel got to it before I could. Very few blackberries, mulberries and wild strawberries. We're in a bad drought. The pecan and hickory nut trees are loaded though. The fig trees looked like they were going to produce well, but when I later went to look for figs, couldn't find any. [​IMG]
    The very next day I discovered my younger flock of chickens can fly up into trees really well. [​IMG]

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