I have 9 apples on my miniature self-fertilising apple tree. This is an all time record for me! In the last two years I had zero apples and before that my all time record was 2. The difference... this year I managed to remove some catapillers in Spring, deter an army of ants and I gave it some feed. So far so good!
I've noticed a growing ant population on my property in Northern Ireland. They are tiny like the ones in Florida and their bite is just as bad!
Unfortunately I don't know the variety of this apple tree.