Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Apple Picking in the Backyard

Last Saturday morning we picked apples from one of our trees in the backyard.  It's a grafted tree with 2 different types of apples.  There's only one nursery tag on the tree however, so we know that one variety is a Primrose apple.  We're not sure what the other variety is.

We were excited (& relieved) to finally see them ripen before the deer beat us to them.  Last year, as we waited for the apples to ripen, the deer cleaned the tree off in one night.  We didn't get a single apple.

This year seems to be working out better for us (so far).  We picked 20 pounds of apples and there are still more to ripen.  We'll check them this weekend and pick more.

I plan to make apple pies, apple sauce, apple butter, apple jelly and I'll can some in light syrup with cinnamon.  Yum!

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