Good morning Grandma,
How in the world have you and Grandpa been? I'd like to ask you about our apple trees. I am not sure what kind they are but, they are probably around 30 years old or so. I really don't know. The apples are out and we have 2-6 apples per branch. There are four or five branches on the bottom that have no apples and I would like to know if it's ok to just cut them off to get more nutrients to the apples that are growing. They look pretty puny right now. Last summer we did have some that we gave away. The tree is only about 15 feet high. It looks old, but it may not be. Maybe I can bring it around. Does it like alkaline or acidic soil? Would feeding it fresh compost be good for it? Can you give me some of your wisdom on this? Thank you, Beccie P.S. Is there a natural salve or sealer that I can use on the branches that I cut off?