The apple tree survived the winter & had a large spring bloom. It looks like it was successfully pollinated too, so after the June Drop, I still might have to go in and remove a few apples from each spur.
Last year we were concerned that the poor tree was going to tip over & uproot itself due to the large amount of quite large apples, so this year we are going to remove more & see what happens. We might have to anchor the tree towards the time when the apples become large & start to ripen.
Right now I can see that the tree is putting on a new growth of branches, so I'll have to do some more research to find out how & when to prune the tree to keep it manageable.
But we are looking forward to home-grown apples & maybe this year we will figure out what variety they are!