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We have two Elstar apples trees - they have lots of fruit coming up on them, but some of the fruit looks shrivelled and wrinkly where as some of it still looks firm - should I remove the wrinkly ones?

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  • Posted: Thu. 8th July 2010 11:57

Re: Elstar apple tree

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Kathryn,
In my opinion, if you have lots of fruit, it is always best to thin some out, unsightly or not. This way, the tree's energy goes into producing fewer, but larger and healthier fruit rather than loads of small, spindly, (and even wrinkled) fruit. Best way to do this is to thin out the flowers in spring.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 8th July 2010 22:48

Re: Re: Elstar apple tree

Reply from Kathryn Scatchard

Thank you for the advice - it makes sense to thin out.

  • Posted: Sat. 10th July 2010 08:39