13 thoughts on “Getting your Apple Tree To Bear Fruit

    Rasta Jeff

    (May 16, 2019 - 2:51 pm)

    Wonderfully wholesome and informative video. Thank you, Mr. Bergeson!

    Mamma Kaye Lee

    (May 16, 2019 - 2:51 pm)

    I bought two apple trees in 2011. I do not recall what type of Apple they were, but either they needed each other to produce apples, or I just wanted two trees. I just do not remember. Anyway, within one or two years one of the trees was dead. I think the goats ate it. The other one is alive, but has never attained the 30ft height that was said to happen. While I've never seen it bloom, due to being out of time at Spring, I've been told that it does bloom. But no fruit. I could buy more apple trees, which I plan to do, but I don't want to give up on this tree. If I propagated from limbs, and they grew roots and survived, and if I planted them near the original tree, would this help it to produce apples?

    Paul Carbaugh

    (May 16, 2019 - 2:51 pm)

    Can't you trim the tops off vertical branches causing lateral shoots?

    Sidney Easton

    (May 16, 2019 - 2:51 pm)

    The guy is right around forty five degrees is the best compromise for this as any outward facing branches from the young frame of the tree will grow at the correct angle. if you are spreading a tree do not strap lots of wood to it, use a single hoop and do the whole job in one go looks better and allows better access to the centre for pruning.

    kahvac

    (May 16, 2019 - 2:51 pm)

    This man is correct.. the more horizontal an apple branch becomes the more fruiting spurs it develops. The more vertical a branch is the more leaves it will grow and usually no fruiting spurs. Horizontal branches with plenty of sunlight changes the trees hormonal balance and develops fruit spurs which will produce apples. Don't have horizontal branches ? just bend them down and tie them up however you want it will take a season or two but you will see apples !

    fishmut

    (May 16, 2019 - 2:51 pm)

    I had an apple tree with vertical branches, never had fruit and died when it was about 4 years old. For inspiration on fruit trees and abundance have a look at ( back to Eden ) by Paul gautschi the guy prunes his branches in such a way and has fruit from them you would not believe so check his video to see what he does with his fruit trees and gardens it Will give you another look at looking after your fruit trees of what ever kind it is. This is a great video also but they look neglected a bit from pruning which would of helped them fruit by now.

    Good Girl

    (May 16, 2019 - 2:51 pm)

    I over pruned my tree 😭 I might end up missing apples this year..

    The One

    (May 16, 2019 - 2:51 pm)

    Don't forget about the chill hours…and proper pruning too

    Rayyan Reisha

    (May 16, 2019 - 2:51 pm)

    Dear Mr Bergeson, it has been 4 years of the making of this video. I wonder what happened to those apple trees..Have they produced fruits already? pls update the continuation of this video. Thank you and God bless 🙂

    Rayyan Reisha

    (May 16, 2019 - 2:51 pm)

    Mr Bergeson. It has been 4 years you make your vid. I wonder what happened to your apple trees nowadays. Have they produced fruits already? .. Love to see the latest video of your apple tree..continuation of this video please 🙂

    Rayyan Reisha

    (May 16, 2019 - 2:51 pm)

    I got green and red apple trees growing at the back of my house and they are over 10 yrs old. Till now they have not bear fruits nor flowering.. they are big & tall for about over 30 fts..pls help me to make them bear fruits

    Miketree

    (May 16, 2019 - 2:51 pm)

    There are easier ways of doing that, you can bend the strong upright shoots until you crack the internal wood, leaving the bark intact they soon heal up and are left growing at a flatter angle Or you can put a loop in two upright growths by twisting them together. And throw away the Felcos for a few years. The best way to slow an apple tree down is to hang a big crop on it,,, make sure you have pollinators.

    Eunice Norris

    (May 16, 2019 - 2:51 pm)

    Did not know this – how cool! – will try on our new apple trees we just planted when they are ready 🙂

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