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Jun 18, If the June drop is especially alarming, in the future, try pruning to allow more light into the tree. Also, a lack of nitrogen might be at fault, so apply a general fertilizer but be careful not to over feed since too much nitrogen can also result in. Jun 19, If your apples fall off the tree before they are ripe year after year, there are growth regulators that can be sprayed on to the tree before the fruit starts to ripen that will slow the ripening process and the loosening of the bushdig.barted Reading Time: 8 mins.
Not too many farms will allow you tp ick up the drops, so tons of apples go to rot in the ground.
Nov 11, If you wish to compost the fallen apples, be certain that they are placed into a hot part of the compost pile where the larvae will be killed by the heat. Otherwise, they will pupate in the cool part of the compost pile and emerge as adult codling moths to lay eggs in your apple tree next year.
Jul 29, Wash the apples, cut away obvious bad parts, and cut them in halves or quarters. Place in a large pot with an inch or two of water. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook about 20 minutes. Apple trees generally drop immature fruit because they have too many fruit to support.
Cleaning up dropped fruit is essential to prevent disease. You can give them sparingly to livestock, compost them, or make jelly out of them as they have a high degree of pectin when immature.
Some people also slice and dehydrate them for apple chips. Sep 20, “During the picking process, you can’t help but knock a few off” Souther said.
Apple Hill will also sell them for people to feed to animals/wildlife and in years past there has been a good market for them. And the thought is that will be the case once again. If your worried about fallen apples n somebody hatching in it before you get it, id make the vinegar for the animals.
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