Why did my apple blossums all fall off ?


Last tear I planted two red delicious apple trees. This year they were covered in blooms but the stems turned brown and they all fell off. What caused this ?

  11 answers
  • Gk Gk on Apr 20, 2020

    Did you have a late frost Tommy? It would be best to talk with a local horiculturist/nursery who can give you some answers. Not all apple trees can be planted in different zones. I live in a cold northern climate and we have Harelson apple trees. They have to survive very cold winter temps and a shorter growing season. We have had our tree for many years-at least 35 years-and they have produced so many apples that I give them away by bushels in the fall because I can't use them all.

  • Beth Beth on Apr 20, 2020

    I have an apple tree, too, and the weather does seem to affect whether it blooms and fruits each year. I agree with Gk that a late frost might have hurt caused this to happen. We had some snow recently, and my apple tree is still about to bloom, but it has been cut off by bad weather before. What area are you in, Tommy?

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Apr 20, 2020

    Hi Tommy, so sorry you are having problems with you apple trees. Hope this information helps you. Stay well Search Results

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  • Em Em on Apr 20, 2020

    Stress, drought, strong wind, frost or too young of a tree. If is due to Mother Nature, you will have to wait until next year for it to establish itself better.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Apr 20, 2020

    You can check with a local nursery. Sometimes overnight temps can dip too low and affect the blossoms.

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 20, 2020

    It could have been rain/strong wind that did it.

    The usual reason for losing the blossom is stress of some description. So you are looking at frost, very cold wind, drought, too young a tree, take your pick.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Apr 20, 2020


    Hope this helps you out - you can also call your county extension service for your area and they may have more help for you - good luck

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 20, 2020

    Hello. More information might be needed. How have your current weather conditions been. Lots of rain wind or frosty temperatures could’ve affected your blossoms.

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Apr 20, 2020

    It could be a diseased tree. or to much water

  • Annie Annie on Apr 30, 2020

    Did the temperature go down a lot? A good frost can kill fruit tree blossoms.

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on May 29, 2020

    Nomally its a fungus the tree has