Four New Apple Trees In One!

Over the MLK weekend, my housemate/landlord replaced the apple tree in the backyard. I thought I had a picture of it, but I can’t seem to find any, so you’ll just have to use your imagination. Keith doesn’t know what variety it was. He got it from a nursery a couple decades ago and can’t remember. He says it used to produce tons of HUGE apples. They were good for apple sauce, but I thought they tasted kind of mealy. This past summer it still produced a good number of apples, but they were moderate in size. The tree is so productive that the weight of the apples would break the branches. Keith had staked up the branches with posts to keep the branches from bending and breaking (like crutches for an apple tree). A couple more branches broke this summer, and Keith decided it was finally time to go.

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