Several apples have formed on a newly planted fruit tree. Can the apples be allowed to mature or should they be removed

Question:

Several apples have formed on a newly planted fruit tree. Can the apples be allowed to mature or should they be removed?

Answer:

It’s generally best to remove all fruit that form on apple trees during their first 3 growing seasons.  Removal of the fruit maximizes plant growth and increases yields in later years.  Removing the fruit may also prevent limb breakage on young trees.  

Last updated on
February 26, 2022