Day 232 – apple picking

They ain’t too pretty, and I didn’t get out there early enough to get more of them, but we have apples from our own tree! The last few years weren’t very good to our fruit trees – no fruit for at least 2 years, maybe 3.  We have a lot of crabapple trees, and several […]

2013-08-20 20.32.19They ain’t too pretty, and I didn’t get out there early enough to get more of them, but we have apples from our own tree!

The last few years weren’t very good to our fruit trees – no fruit for at least 2 years, maybe 3.  We have a lot of crabapple trees, and several apple and pear trees.  They are all producing very well this year (except the one apple tree that we pruned a few years back -sigh).

The trees are old and have been left to their own devices, so we’re trying to be cautious about pruning, so as to not over-prune and kill the trees.  And as the fruit comes in, I’ve been planting apples in pots to see if we can start some new ones.  We don’t know what type of apples or pears we have, but they are tasty.

I’m now looking around the internet to find a nice fruit picker – I was out there balancing on a ladder, on uneven ground.  Yikes!