Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Apple Blossom Time


It seems rather late in the year for apple blossom, but nature has managed to avoid the late frosts. My apple trees are still very young and small so I don't expect nor want many fruit setting. What I do want is a year of growth so that I have substantial and established saplings by next year. That said I will probably permit a few fruit to set, grow and ripen so as to assure myself that the trees are growing true. The cox's orange pippen, (photograph above) is particularly heavy with flower. I was slightly concerned that I was too far north for this particular apple to flourish but it looks as if it may be prepared to prosper and grow in my little microclimate.


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