Apple update

7 Jan

My second Tropical Anna apple

I posted recently about my first apple. It was sweet and tasty, but clearly not without its flaws.

I picked the second apple on December 29th. It was huge – almost didn’t fit in my hand. It had a few minor blemishes, but was otherwise fine.

I cut it open through the major spot, and sure enough, there was a little tiny grub – easily cut out. I’m no expert on these things – is this a fruit fly?

The rest of the apple (like the first one) was wonderfully sweet.  Now I’m hoping I get some flowers on the Pink Lady and Granny Smith tree, but nothing so far, and I think it’s getting a little late in the season to expect that.

Yummy second apple

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10 Responses to “Apple update”

  1. Frogdancer January 7, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Congratulations! I’m hoping for apples next year.

  2. Liz January 7, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    I don’t have an apple tree but its clear to me that I need one…(oh no I sould like my 5 year old – I NEED an ice cream mummy!) How exciting to be able to eat apples straight off the tree.

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney January 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

      I really should have posted a photo of the tree too. It’s quite small, and I really didn’t expect much from it so early. In your part of the world you should have great success – high chill apples are possible.

  3. Jo from the green backyard January 7, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    No idea about the little visitor inside the apple, sorry. It is still a very impressive looking apple 🙂

  4. Maggie Walters January 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    sigh …. apples …. next on my list for the future food forest! didn’t realise there was a sub tropical variant …. but have seen the anna’s at daley’s in kyogle …. so i’ll be getting one or two!

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney January 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

      Mine is a Daley’s tree – they are such great quality plants, and they always arrive in a fantastic condition!

  5. Sandy January 7, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    Congratulations! 😀 That is really lovely.

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