Blossoms and fruit together

Is there a technical term for the occasion when a tree produces blossoms and fruit simultaneously? Pictured is a Smokehouse apple tree.

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Don’t have experience of that variety…but may be it’s ‘insurance’ that there isn’t a crop failure.

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I have had that happen on both apples and pears. Happens when a cold spell sets in and some are delayed.

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I see that here in my orchard on my sour cherry trees. Seems to happen randomly. I find it complicates spraying with the late flowers attracting pollinators while the plum curculios are digging in.

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Several trees are doing it this year, including apples, pears, and peaches. That’s why I wondered if there was a biological term for the phenomenon.

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I’ve checked with some other sources as well and found no answer. Therefore, I’m coining a new term.
Deuteranthoforia: a later blossoming by a fruit tree after fruits have started to develop. From the Greek. δεύτερη = second and ανθοφοριά = blossoming

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