State of my apple tree

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Old 04-24-20, 03:40 PM
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State of my apple tree

Hi All,
I got this dwarf golden delicious tree about 7 years ago. It has produced fruit every year.
As you can see, its in the blossom stage.
But note how it mostly blossoms on the lower "droopy" branches. Its always done this.
I'm just wondering why?
Am I doing something wrong?
Should I prune the barren top branches?


 
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Old 04-24-20, 08:19 PM
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Should I prune the barren top branches?
I'm not the pro here but I'd imagine you'd need to remove some of the low hanging branches to force the tree to produce higher. Two educational service links below.

Extension/education services - apple tree trimming (pdf)
Extension service Oregon state - apple trees
 
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Old 04-25-20, 06:20 AM
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Yes it could use pruning.
Apple trees are usually pruned every year or two,
Just Google " apple tree pruning"
There is lots of info and videos.
 
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Old 04-26-20, 06:23 AM
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What pruning have you done previously? It looks odd that at 7 years it has so many long, thin branches that appear of all about the same age.
 
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Old 04-26-20, 04:07 PM
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First, thanks for the links!

Second, I pruned some of those vertical branches a year or two ago. That's it.

 
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The state of the apple tree is... GOOD!

Did some pruning as per the documentation provided and I have had a bumper crop of large apples this year.
Pie anyone?

I can't thank you enough.
 
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Little by little, you should thin out some of the interior branches. Tree needs sun in the interior and air circulation.
 
 

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