This was fascinating about plant responses to growing conditions.
Jun 19, Why Are Apples Falling From My Apple Tree? Poor Pollination. Cold and rainy weather can prevent honeybees and other insects from pollinating apple blossoms. If you June Drop. An apple tree will produce many more flower blossoms than it can Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins. Jun 18, Lack of water can also cause premature fruit fall of apples, so be sure to maintain a watering schedule and mulch to retain moisture and regulate soil temps. Other Reasons for Apple Trees Dropping Fruit Other reasons for fruit fall are a bit more sinister.
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Attack by either pests or disease can result in fruit drop. Oct 05, Why does apple fruit drop prematurely? Fruit load. A large crop of a short-stemmed apple variety, particularly those that set in clusters, will “push off” each Tree nutrition and soil type.
Drop is often worse in orchards where soils have incorrect nutrient levels – in Summer pruning. Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Sep 09, What the internet confirmed for me was that apple drop, just before harvest, is common on trees affected by water stress. The trees don't know when it will rain again so they hold out, producing fruit and only dropping it when it becomes clear they can no longer support it.
The fruit will still taste fine, but many people prefer to cut out the dimples.
As for those small, awkward looking, lumpy bushfalling.barted Reading Time: 3 mins. Mar 07, People often wonder why their fruit tree has dropped or shed fruit before they get a chance to ripen!
In this video, I explain 4 reasons why fruit trees drop.