Still about a hundred or so to open, but I notice some petals are now dropping. We have been enjoying this in the Gazebo which only gets sun for a short while. When you open the doors each morning the smell of the flower is amazing.
A little person counted the flowers today, and give or take … just over 1,200 in total. As I said in an earlier post I always re-pot this one in late winter (late February early March) just as green is visible over the entire tree.
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Very nice Mike. Do you thin out the apple crop with this one?
Thank you Ian. Yes always. Everyone that does not hang down is removed and any that are too bunched or simply don’t look right. I keep the rest on for as long as I feel is right for the tree; which varies when health and temperatures/wind are taken into consideration.
On re-potting year which indeed this one was in need of just a few weeks ago; I will reduce the crop down to around a quarter then when partially set remove them all. This frees up the tree to concentrate on roots, foliage and next year.
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