apple trees

28 Apr

apple 003This is the first apple blossom so far this year.   They are on one of the columnar trees; the other columnar has very few blossoms.    The third tree, on the back of the garage, has only a few blossoms at the top, most of which were knocked off with yesterday’s rain.   This tree normally fruits the heaviest on the main trunk (which is the winesap variety); the  side branches (with red and golden delicious, granny smiths, and braeburns) are not as productive.  That’s bad news for the squirrels, who most years manage to  get to the fruit before I can get it picked.

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2 Responses to “apple trees”

  1. Annie's Place April 29, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    I hope you have a good year for apples.

    • Donna's Garden April 30, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

      I’m always hopeful, but the truth is I don’t really care that much about the fruit. Dwarf fruit trees are so pretty in Spring and the right scale for a small house and property. If the squirrels leave me some fruit, so much the better.

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