My red delicious tree didn't produce any apples. What can I do to pollinate the tree?
You can try to attract more pollinators. This article can help with that:
If this is not feasible, you can use a small paintbrush and swirl it inside each blossom you want to pollinate.
My red delicious apple tree produces a lot of apples, but they get these little black spots on them. It kind of looks moldy. Can you tell me what it is and what I can do about it?
This article should help you:
We planted a two or three year old Red Delicious apple tree last May. The tree looked good all year and bloomed beautifully this spring. Then. . .the blooms fell off and the leaves are very small and few. We live near Richmond, VA. and it has been dry. We water the plants from our well every day. Everything else seems to be thriving in the yard. Any suggestions? Oh, the tree seems loose in the ground too.
This article might help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-leafing-problems.htm
About 12 years ago I planted a Red Delicious and a Granny Smith apple tree about 20 feet apart. Both trees look great. The Granny Smith has borne fruit for several years. The Red Delicious only has red/yellow marble-sized fruit, never a full sized apple. What is causing this? Could it be lack of chill hours ? I live in middle Georgia and we usually experience mild winters. Lack of pollination ? An unsuccessfully grafted tree that thinks it's a crab-apple tree ? If someone can answer I would appreciate it. Thanks
This does sound like the graft union failed, leaving the original rootstock. This is likely grafted to a crabapple or other rootstock and this is the fruit that you are seeing. Unfortunately this will be permanent and irreversible. You will have to plant another tree to enjoy the red delicious apple.
How can I find out how to do Copper Fungal Injections old heirloom Apple Tree? I have a 125 yr. old Heirloom Red Delicious Apple Tree that has acquired a fungal core infection. I'm in Milwaukee, WI, USA and it is constantly raining here and can't use the Copper as a spray without the waste and dangers of the application. Do you also have US distributors for the syringes? I have no problem drilling/dosing/precautions properly; just want to know if you have used on apple trees. Thanks
I suggest you work with a local nursery or county extension service to fix the problem. Here is a link to a series of articles on apple tree problems that may be helpful, plus info on tree injections.
As to the syringes, we do not make product recommendations. Again, your best source of help would be a nursery or extension expert.