Transplanted Apple Trees That Were Previously Potted Are Not Growing And Producing Fruit Vigorously

Question From: a. wright - Frinton-on-Sea, , United Kingdom
Q: have inherited two apple trees one is russet the other is a early red eater both were in pots for many years .i planted both into open ground,the trees only produced a small amount of apples. the trees do not appear to be throwing out any new shoots is their a reason for this. hope you can help alex

A: Having lived in pots for many years they were very pot bound. It can take a couple of years for them to adapt to their new homes. Be sure to keep them watered and spread some compost over the soil around the base of the trees out to the edge of the canopy. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy