Rather impressed with the size and quality of the “Red Delicious” apples I picked this evening.
A bit early in their season. So only 2 willingly alighted from their happy hanging spot to my hands.
Over a decade since it was planted in the food forest, this guild has been producing for a while.
The apple is just a hardware store buy my mother picked up. Grafted on dwarf rootstock, it is only 7 ft tall and nearly as wide at this point.
Last year was a heavy fruit bearing year for everything in the food forest. So I was delighted I still got a light crop this year -especially considering the size and quality.
Despite the light mottling on the outside, the inner flesh was sweet and clean all through.
Elsewhere in the food forest, I grabbed an Asian pear, and a persimmon for an evening treat.
If you’re curious to learn more about this guild’s history, you can see one of the earlier posts about its production here.