Anybody else having trouble with Goldrush apples splitting?
It has always been a problem for me in a wet season, but its very dry this year and I still have a lot of splits on Goldrush. Because of the dry weather, this is my first year for no splits on Stayman.
All B9 trees with heavy crop load. 5, 6 and 7 years old purchased from three different nurseries.
I like the apple a lot but can’t tolerate the splits
The only apple I had to split badly - Lord Lambourne - stood on Bud 9. It was the only apple to come to this property on that rootstock. You might consider trying Goldrush on another, preferably more vigorous stock - GoldRush is not a big tree - & see if that eliminates the splits.
Makes me think I should try Lord Lambourne again on another stock. Apart from splits, it was a wonderful fruit.