Apple trees - Knowledgebase Question

Walsenburg, Co
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Question by dmdoane
September 27, 2009
My apple trees were killed by severe weather, but shoots have sprung up. Are these shoots going to become fruitful trees or do I need to replant?

Answer from NGA
September 27, 2009
It is quite likely that your apple trees were grafted onto a vigorous rootstocks. If so, the sprouts are from the rootstock rather than the grafted variety. There's no guarantee the new sprouts will turn into productive trees so I would suggest digging the trees and replacing them with healthy new apple trees.

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