It feels like just yesterday I was posting about blooms on apple trees.
I wondered in May if the sudden cold temperatures we experienced would affect the crop this year and now suddenly there they are.
It's hard to tell for certain at this point if it's a smaller crop or not as the apples on some trees are still forming so they're easy to overlook. But other apples are already big enough that it's time for that annual chore of thinning. The small apple tree in my flower bed loves all the added compost I put in for flowers and the apples are quite sizable already. I'm busy thinning it as much as possible since last year part of this tree broke off in a storm when it was loaded with heavy apples. The base is still unstable and likely always will be, so I need to remove as much weight as I can. I do want to leave a few apples though as these are large beautiful apples with great taste and don't have any disease. There I go! With so many apple trees we really don't need any extra at all but I can never resist just one more.