Everyone talks about specific apple varieties resistance to fire blight, CAR, rust, etc but I’m curious about varieties and their attraction of aphids.
I have 9 apple varieties (Akane, Honeycrisp, Suncrisp, Chehalis, Williams Pride, Pink Lady, Summerred, Fuji, Goldrush). 2 in particular seem to have a problem with aphids (Sunscrips and Chehalis). Any idea why certain apple varieties attract aphids?
5 of my trees are potted and are first year grafted whips. Those trees set next to each other and I’m constantly squishing green aphids off the youngest leaves on the sunscrisp tree. I’ve never seen an aphid on any of the other 4 trees even though they are close enough to touch each other.
Has anyone else noticed this and if so what apple varieties seem to attract aphids in your area?