Thursday, October 27, 2011

Second spring

I love the blossom in spring time. It is so delicate and beautiful, and I wish it lasted longer. We have a pink flowering prunus, a white Manchurian pear, and this is our apple blossom. The deep pink buds open to white with just a hint of pink on the edge.

 And this is our unique apple cropping...

We were surprised last year when our apple trees had a second flowering giving a second crop of apples, and they have done it again! Max grew up on a fruit orchard growing apples, and hadn't heard of it happening, but this is the proof. There was a small flowering and  a few fruit set. Then suddenly there was a second blossoming alongside the developing fruit from the first. The crop was looking quite poor at first but it is looking good now.

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