It has been so cold here this spring I was worried about my apple tree blossoms, we're still getting the odd frosty night - horror of horrors!
I bought this crab apple and an apple tree last year - the trip home and the transplanting were a little hard on them and they didn't produce. This year they are covered in buds and are starting to open, I'm so excited ( doesn't take much huh!).
I wonder if I'll get enough fruit to make some crab apple jelly..................mmmmmmm!!
My Dad had an apple orchard he started up here, he said he missed the apple trees in Missouri. Folk told him it was too cold up here for anything but crab apples, but he planted the eating kind of apples and they did produce. Now with all the hybrids they are coming out with all sorts of fruit trees - plums, pears, cherries - all to survive our climate. I'll add some more trees next year - maybe a plum tree or two, or cherries. I love cherries!