Saturday, August 27, 2016
I've been keeping an eye on the apple tree - watching as it gets more laden down with beautiful fruit that still have yet to be named.
The neighbour said there are raccoons visiting their yard, so I thought it would be best to see what I could harvest off the tree immediately to prevent a critter invasion on my side of the fence.
As usual - my shadows were with me: Spook the cat, getting under foot...
I'm rather impressed with the size of most of the fruit and have learned a very valuable lesson. It is better to thin out fruit after pollination in order to have a healthier tree and healthier fruit at harvest time.
Made a lovely apple-blackberry crisp with the smaller, slightly buggy fruit which will satisfy our sweet-tooth cravings this weekend.
* note: I did a harvest earlier in July in order to save the tree as it almost fell over & made some lovely apple sauce *