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Asked by tillylid on June 18, 2012
Bramley Apple Tree – Too Much Water

We have recently moved to a house and have just planted a Bramley apple tree. With all the recent rain, that part of garden ends up in about 9 inches of water. Is this too much water and should I move the tree?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If this area is prone to standing water, then I would either move the tree or divert the water somehow--perhaps redirecting drainage with a berm or building up the lawn. It is not good for the tree to remain in water this way for extended periods. If you move the tree and still want to use the space for gardening, you can always turn it into a rain or bog garden and fill it with water-loving plants.

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Asked by Tpole8053 on July 28, 2013
Well Established Bramley Apple Tree 15 Years Old

This year there have been a lot of blossoms, which have now become healthy apples. However, in the last week a lot of the apples have dropped off. I had watered the tree during the hot weather. Any ideas as we have had similar but not quite such bad problems in previous years. It is very frustrating.

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AnnsGreeneHaus

Although this article deals with lemons, the same information applies to any fruit: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/lemon-tree-fruit-drop.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 3, 2015
Bramley Seedling Apple Tree

I have a small Bramley tree bought last year. It had a few apples on it but they dropped off. This year it blossomed well, but the blossoms went off and seemed to form small apples that just went brown and fell off. Would be grateful for any advice as to stop this from happening.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Actually, it sounds like you have a pollination problem. It is getting more common now that honeybees are in peril. The trees will abort any fruit that come from flowers that are not properly pollinated. You need to take steps to attract pollinators to your yard.

Here is some information that may help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/teak/insect-pollination-process.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm

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Asked by Peter Dobson on May 20, 2017
Apples

I have a grafted cooking apple tree. The name escapes me, but is supposed to be the French equivalent to Granny Smith. It flowers well and bears OK, but it drops fruit as they ripen. I also have brown spots which go into flesh. Plus many have brown rot in centre. See Photos.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is likely Apple Maggots.
This link has more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/apple-maggots.htm

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Asked by lajackson123 on May 31, 2017
Bramley Apple Tree

Hi. I planted 3 trees 2 years ago. 1 bramley, 1 pear, and 1 braeburn. All 3 had fruits last year, however, the bramley had some sort of bugs on it, so we sprayed it with the soapy water and sprayed daily. This seemed to have gotten rid of the problem, however this year both the pear and braeburn are doing brilliantly. Although the bramley looks fantastic, I have no fruit (or flowers). I do have lots of red dots which have now appeared all over the leaves and some have started curling. We have opened and checked for bugs/eggs and there aren’t any. We are unsure what to do? Do we dig it out and re plant another, or cut it back to the bottom and hope next year takes? Please help (digging out would be last resort as id like to give it a proper chance).

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