My wife and I just picked up 6 dry rooted apple trees that we will use to start our new grove. We planted 3 Zestars and 3 Honey Crisp. For now we must protect them from the marauding bunnies that eat anything not guarded by attack dogs. Only three years till we get our first pie!!!
Not sure if Age 65 is the optimal time to start an apple grove, but what the heck, someone will get to eat them.
I woke up the morning expecting the trees to be completely stripped by the sustained 40+ mph winds we had in the region yesterday. Much to my surprise, the fall colors are brighter than ever. It seems all the softwood trees (like cottonwood) had their dull brown and tan leaves knocked off. Now only the deep greens, Reds, yellows, and scarlets are left.
It’s like the whole season has been renewed.
I think it is time to harvest the Honey Crisps apples and pick up some pumpkins… It’s hayride time again!