Top Questions About Apple Trees

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Questions About Apple Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 13, 2011

Q. Squirrels Eating Apple Tree Bark

We have a lot of squirrels. They have chewed the bark in a couple of places. Just wondered what you would suggest to put on the spots to keep the squirrels away.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 14, 2011
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Paint hot sauce on the trouble spot. This will keep them from chewing. Re-paint after it rains.

This article will also help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/get-rid-squirrels.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 23, 2011

Q. Fruit Trees, Berries and Grapes

I have apple trees, blueberries and blackberries in a (fruit garden). I plan to add cherry trees, raspberries and grapes to this fruit garden. I have concerns in regards to spacing them not too close, but within, the same area. Will there be any issues with soil competing or any harm to the crops due to sharing this space? I’m talking about a pair of apple and cherry trees, a pair of blueberries, three vines each of blackberries and raspberries, and three grapevines. All plants are very young. I just want to be sure this is not going to harm my hopeful bounty of harvest.

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 26, 2011

Q. Proper pH for Apple Trees

I’ve got a lot of apple trees coming (bare root) and am wondering what the proper pH for the soil should be (nothing like putting the cart before the horse). Where is the best source for me to find out good info on growing apples and grapes?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 26, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 10, 2011

Q. Apple Tree Bug and Worms

How do I get rid of pests on and in my apples without using an insecticide? I have an apple tree very near a fish pond, and I do not want to kill my pond.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 11, 2011
Certified Expert
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You can take some small red balls--about the size of an apple--and coat them with a sticky material. Then hang your fake apples on your apple trees, putting about four per tree, at shoulder height. This baits the maggots and they stick to the balls, which can be discarded. Be sure to get rid of infested fruit already on the tree first. Another method you can try is combining 1 part molasses to 9 parts water and add just a tad of yeast. Pour into several wide-mouthed jars and allow them to ferment until the bubbling subsides. Then, you can hang the jars on some strong limbs on your apple tree.

This article should help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/apple-maggots.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 11, 2011

Q. Apples

When should we spray apple trees for worms, and is scab sprayed differently?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 12, 2011
Certified Expert
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This article will address apple worms: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/apple-maggots.htm

This article will help you with addressing the apple scab:
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7413.html

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Asked by
appleAPPLE on
May 19, 2011

Q. Apple Seeds

How deep do I plant apple seeds?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 20, 2011
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Answered by
appleAPPLE on
May 19, 2011
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Try to plant it

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Asked by
donb on
May 21, 2011

Q. Apple Tree Will Not Flower

I have an apple tree that will not bud. When I planted it four years ago, it had flowers and produced about 5 apples. The tree is about 8 foot tall and 5 foot around. I have another apple tree 15 feet away and it produces fruit. I do not know the varity of the trees. What could be the problem?

Answered by
Heather on
May 26, 2011
Certified Expert
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I think that the soil may be lacking phosphorous, which can keep a plant from blooming. Give it some bone meal and that should help.

This article will also help with what else could be causing the problem:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-not-blooming.htm

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