I know of a couple of old apple trees in different loacations that are uncared for and have very little damage. I wish I knew why insects don’t bother them. Is there just a healthy predator population or resistant trees? I’d like to think that the natural predators would have things under control eventually. May it takes 30 years.
One is isolated and actually seems to be completely self pollinating. They can’t find another pollen source, anyway. Very tasty apples. I need to get scions. Wonder if it’s too late for this year? I tried seeds last year, but they didn’t come up.
Has anyone tried the apple socks that you put on each apple? I can’t think what they’re really called. I will do a search.