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    Bradley Apple trees

    I suppose this is agricultural?, but here goes.
    I have a fairly old Bradley apple tree, we pruned it last winter, it blossomed and formed some fruit.
    On some branches there is still canker.
    Now all the apples are dropping off.
    Is it canker?
    Should I have fumigated it?
    How would I do that and when?
    Jack Caley

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    Re: Bradley Apple trees

    Are they rotting and falling? From what you've described, it does seem like canker.

    You need to cut away the branches that are infected with it, not sure if fumigating would do anything.

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    Re: Bradley Apple trees

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Caley View Post
    I suppose this is agricultural?, but here goes.
    I have a fairly old Bradley apple tree, we pruned it last winter, it blossomed and formed some fruit.
    On some branches there is still canker.
    Now all the apples are dropping off.
    Is it canker?
    Should I have fumigated it?
    How would I do that and when?
    Jack Caley
    Jack ,
    you may well have had a visit from the "codling" moth when the tree was in blossom, it does summat to the blossom then your apples fall off,, sorry it sounds a bit vague,, we spray all our cider orchards for said moth,, well we spray the 2 types of tree it hit particulAry hard, you may have some canker but it shouldn't cause all the apples to drop
    however I'm no expert, is there not a local sage who knows every thing n your pub,,,
    Big Vern..... Stay low Move faster

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    Re: Bradley Apple trees

    Presuming your apple tree fruited last year before you pruned it it's not going to be the canker that's made the fruit drop,have you tried giving it a dose of lime and some fert - but not all together!

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