Back to the land
Thursday July 09th 2015, 10:50 pm
Filed under: Garden

I need to show off my Indian Free peach tree just because I can’t believe how much it’s grown since I planted it Feb. 13.  Photo July 7. Not even five months. I guess the moral of the story is, if you want instant gratification buy a standard rather than a semi-dwarf. It will need more pruning, though. (Large clamshell, one peach.)

And the Black Jack fig, planted March 14. Fig roots being shallow and a potential problem, it will stay in a pot. I’ve never observed a fig tree growing before but I’m assuming those notches, some single, some twinned, mean there will be a few figs this fall. Again on the instant gratification. (Here those two are two months ago for comparison.)

And the thing that blew my mind–I was picking all the Yellow Transparent apples that were left; they got ripe or even more than ripe while I was gone and it was time to make sauce out of them. They are quite good for that.

There was a threesome of flowers. On the apple tree. In July. After the harvest. I have never seen such a thing before. The warm winter had spaced out the blooming time a lot, but still–all that finished months ago, and yet here they are. So strange.

Not that I mind having extras.


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Applesauce sounds wonderful.

Comment by RobinM 07.10.15 @ 10:25 am

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