We live in Niagara Peninsula,we have a little orchard of about 15 apple trees of all vareities for he last 15 years,we have always have a good crop of apples and good crop of sour cherries. We have clay soil here,we apply sheep manure every second year. Checked recently and I could only find 3 small apples on entire orchard about an inch in size and the surface of the apple is scarred.Very hopeless Situation never heard of anything like this
Thank you for contacting Toronto Master Gardeners.
An apple tree without fruit can happen for a number of reasons.
- Health of the tree (including the sun exposition, water, soil, fertilization, pruning)
- Environmental Issues (Too warm weather in winter, Too cold weather in spring)
- Pollination Issues (Cross pollination, Spacing, Maturity, Bloom Time)
- Apple tree is biennial bearing which means Sometimes an abundant crop is followed by more than one lean year
We really hope you will have more fruits next year.