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Discussion in 'Nature' started by davect01, May 20, 2013.
Tree is growing little apples. About half sized the normal apple. F3 and 30mm Sigma
Lovely apples! ! Like the first one most! Seems a bit early for them, though?
Not being a botanist, I really have no idea. I was under the impression though that Apples were a late summer treat.
Getting color already. Apples are a late summer/early fall deal around here. Some years late fall. The warmer weather may make them an earlier harvest in Arizona than here though. [shrug]
Well, I always thought apples were fall fruits, but I guess it all depends on the sun. Im used to more moderate / colder European weather. Doest really matter, as long as they taste great and the pics look fabulous!
Apples are fall fruits. They don't even produce fruits if they don't get their share of cold (that is, they need winter, spring for flowers and summer to grow the apples). My apple trees don't even flower yet (probably, I will see them in a week).
This tree has never produced fruit before in the nine years we have lived here.
It may be a seedling. Apple (and several other fruit trees) take about a decade to fruit if they a grown from seeds. Fruits are usually not very good but occasionally a seedling produces good fruits (and acid or bitter apples can be used to spice cider). Apples are mature when seeds turn brown from white.
Good to know. That may be what is going on here cause these little guys are bitter.
Now you have got a genuine cider apple tree. You need sweet apples and sour apples and can start your own cider production!