2012 will be a poor crop of apples

It’s going to be a quiet year, my trees have been hit by the warm March and cold April. Any blossoms left on trees after the storms were abandoned by the bugs who were too cold to come out and pollinate. After the relatively noisy success of 2011 I only have 17 apples on my six trees. All of which are getting nice and fat with ample space to grow on the branches, therefore no ‘June drop’.

Lord Derby Cookers © Tom Ingate

Maybe this year the trees will beat their 43 days of silence.