I have two apple trees. Now, apples will grow in Arizona, although some may not set fruit every year because they may not see enough frost hours. That’s one of those weird things about apples.
The question that I have is should you LET your tree set fruit, if it is going to?
Does that make sense?
Last year I planted two apple trees, neither of which I actually expect to get any fruit from this year considering we had a non-winter this year and things were just a little too balmy in my backyard. Add in the fact that they are YOUNG trees and my expectations lowered more.
But then I saw this.
Is it detrimental to the tree to let it fruit? One actually started to form an apple last year and I cut it off when I saw it.
Will I get better yields in the coming years if I keep the tree from fruiting?
Should I just stop wondering and let the tree do what the tree wants to do?