Honey Crisp Apple Trees Don’t Flower
I have 2 Honey Crisp apple trees that haven't bloomed and are 5 years old. Do they need something? My other type trees are in full bloom right now and they are all in one field.
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It may be a fertilizing issue, likely a nitrogen/phosphorus imbalance. Too much nitrogen in the soil will produce healthy growth but limit flowering and fruiting production. Try adding some more phosphorus-rich fertilizer or bone meal to the soil to encourage more flowering. Plants need phosphorus for flowering and fruiting. Without it, there will be no blooms and thus no fruit. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/no-fruit-on-apple-trees.htm