Do you need 2 apple trees to get apples?
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In respect to this, will 1 apple tree produce apples?
This is because almost all apple trees are dioecious, which means they need cross pollination from another plant in order to bear fruit. If you plant one apple tree and there are no others around for miles, chances are you're never going to see any fruit… usually.
One may also ask, why is my apple tree not producing apples? This condition is known as biennial bearing and is thought to be due to the influence that a very heavy crop has on crop production the following year. An apple tree without fruit may not be getting enough sun or water. Poor fruit production can also be caused by over fertilizing.
Secondly, how many apple trees do you need to pollinate?
At least two apple trees of different varieties that bloom at the same time are required for proper pollination.
Do all apple trees need a pollinator?
All varieties of apple trees require some cross-pollination for fruit set. Even though some varieties are listed as self-fruitful, they will set fruit more heavily and more regularly if they are cross-pollinated.