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.
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
I bought a new Honey Crisp apple tree (semi-dwarf) 6 weeks ago. All the leaves have fallen off. It is still alive, but I am wondering if it will survive and what I can do to help it? I planted 2 other apple trees at the same time - a Gala and a fruit cocktail tree. Both of them are doing fine (so far). Gala has new growth and the fruit cocktail doesn't have new growth, but most of the leaves are still on it. Both of those trees look like they will make it. All 3 trees planted the same way - used fertilizer, watered, etc. My Honey Crisp is just a stick now.
It sounds like your honeycrisp has transplant shock, which is common in recently planted trees. See these articles for advice:
We bought a house with what we learned was an apple tree last year only bc it made a ton and I mean a ton of apples. we are not hundred percent sure what type it is but bought every apple in store to compare last year and best we can figure it is a honey crisp apple. as I said last year it made lots of apples, but my question is. This year it didn't have a lot of blooms and is making apples but there are tiny, size of ping pong ball, and as of today may 31 some are already turning red. Is this normal? I understand that some apple trees don't make apples every year. thank you Ryan
Yes, trees and their fruit production are effected by environment, chill hours, temperatures, growing conditions, pests, disease and pollination.
In the case of pollination, if you have only one tree, your tree is relying on pollination from a nearby tree. There may have been changes in that tree.
Many apples show blush and red colors on the fruit long before harvest, so your fruit may be acting quite normal.
I would also check with your local County Extension Office to see what apple trees are commonly planted in your area. They may be able to help with identification of your tree.
Here are some links that will help you learn about apple tree care requirements.
I have what is supposed to be a honey-crisp apple tree. It was planted seven years ago. Last year I thretened it, saying; ifyou don't get busy and bloom, I'm going to chop you down. This year there were 5 blossoms.It was planted in rather compacted soil.What should I be doing for this tree?
It is likely that the compacted soil is the reason for this. The only thing I could suggest for a mature tree is to introduce worms into the area. You may need to add a layer of compost and topsoil to get them started, but they will dig down, and open the soil up some. This will let nutrients through, so when you fertilize it will go straight to the tree.
This article will give you more information on the care of apples: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/apple-tree-feeding.htm
I was given two apple trees as a gift (Honeycrisp and Gala). Do I need to fence them in to protect them from deer, and if the deer do get to them, will their snacking cause permanant damage? Thanks for any info!
Yes, and yes! Deer will destroy anything if they lack other food sources. Fencing is the most reliable option. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/deer/deer-eating-fruit-trees.htm
Hi, Our honeycrip apple tree is 6 years old and its bearing fruit for the first time.I noticed some spots on the young apples, is there a way to cure it?
This is likely apple scab, or any of the other apple brown rot diseases. Fungal infections are common, and are best treated during dormancy.
Here are some articles that will help:
we have 2 honeycrisp apple trees and tried all natural things to prevent Apple maggots, want help to control them.
Likely, you will need to turn to your local extension service for chemical control of these pests! This link will help you to find the closest to you:
For more information on treating them and preventing them, this article will help: