How do I get a good crop of apples?

My tree started producing 3 years ago, the first year wasnt very good, the 2nd year it was great, last year it was terrible, how can I ensure a better crop this year?

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 22, 2018
    Are you pruning off the growth stems (Very tall and thin) in February. Mind you some Apples do only give a good crop every other year, so hang on in there.
  • Dfm Dfm on May 22, 2018
    the flowers need to be pollinated- hows the bee population? talk to a beekeeper have him bring out a bee hive. you may need to pay some to rent it.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 22, 2018
    Plant things to attract bees to the trees when it is flowering or do it by hand. There are fertilizers for apple trees, perhaps that would help.
  • DesertRose DesertRose on May 22, 2018
    Apple trees alternate larger years and smaller crop years. That is normal. To get the most from your tree you might give it 2 or 3 iron spikes out from the tree about as far as the roots grow (they compare with the branches so out that far). The spikes are put in the ground and help feed the apple tree with the needed nutrients to feed the tree to make apples. You can find them at home improvement stores. Just look for the application on the box. There are different spikes for different kinds of bushes and fruit bearing plants.
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    • DesertRose DesertRose on May 22, 2018
      Remember every other year expect more and every other year the tree will not produce nearly so much. It alternates given every thing else is the same. Also, plenty of water is needed.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 22, 2018
    what type of apples?Are they self pollinating?where are they planted?All of these need answers so one does not answer incorrectly
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