Lousy Looking Apple TreesSeptember 30, 2016
Apple trees – in many areas of the Catskills – aren’t looking so good this year. First, the apple crop was awesome last year & wild apple trees tend to “go biennial” with fruit production. Second, the Hudson Valley Lab has told me that droughty summer conditions have lead to increased leaf diseases & an early drop. So, don’t worry yet; let’s wait until next spring for leaf-out to reassess.