Apple Tree Progress

My apple trees are coming along nicely. My summer apple tree is LOADED with fruit.

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My fall apple tree has less fruit but still doing reasonably well in this heat and drought.

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This fall apple tree has a great deal of worm invasion and other assorted bugs crawling on it. The summer apple tree also shows some bug sign but to a lesser degree. I did some internet research and found that the local extension office recommended Sevin, an all purpose big killer for fruit trees. But now I must decide to spray or not to spray. It’s a laborious process but would increase my fruit yield. And I would introducing chemicals to my fruit.

Anyone out there have any experience on this? All advice is welcome 🙂

 

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4 thoughts on “Apple Tree Progress

  1. I don’t have any apple trees, nor do I garden “organic”, but friends who do have suggested encouraging insect-eating birds and bats to come to your yard. Nesting boxes would probably be a good place to start.

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