First year grafting so I don’t know much. So I grafted many apples this year and of all them this one is flowering. I’m trying to just Id what type of apple it is, so I want it to fruit as soon as possible. I bought a property with dying neglected apple trees so I’m trying to save by them making new trees and find out what I have.
I have 15 other grafts of this type of tree growing so i plan on leaving it and seeing what happens
Nice work grafting! It’s not likely to set fruit anyways. If it does, it should be removed. There is now way that thing is going to produce quality fruit the first year it needs the energy for vegetative growth.
If that were a top-worked branch on a well established tree it might mature fruit from that graft. But on a little bench grafted rootstock , the roots, the graft, and the scion are all trying to get established. That’s a lot to manage already.
You probably could have seen, from looking at the scion, that you were grafting a fruit bud. I avoid doing that with pome fruit unless there is a compelling reason - like its the only scion available.
Don’t get me wrong, early fruiting can be a great vigor reducer, but first year is just a scion reducer… at best your scion will lose vigor you really need, and at worse (and more likely) it’ll just tear apart the graft union.