Good news/bad news

@webeishere (36353)
United States
August 21, 2009 1:53pm CST
This p[hoto shows one of the many Honeycrisp Apples I have on one of my apple trees. They are doping great and are worm free so far. The bad news is the weight of all the apples and the storms as of late broke a couple branches off the top of the tree and I lost about 20 apples. Hopefully I trimmed the top the right way and they will be this plentiful next year. When was the last time you had a homegrown, chemical free apple? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Last year... We try to get them before the deer do. They seem to like our peach and pear trees too. Grrrr. They don't bother our plum tree too much so we get lots of plums and are able to make lots of good plum jelly.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 Aug 09
At the farm up north theres about 15 apple trees. The deer have chewed the branches and eat the apples nearest the ground. There's still a lot of apples left. A few neaighbors/farmers come pick them as I seldom make it up there anymore with taking care of dad. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
23 Aug 09
Sorry to hear you lost a few branches, Grandpa Bob. Maybe if you would of put some supports up, they wouldn't of broke from all the weight. I recall my dad using 2x4s every year about mid summer to support all the branches of his apple trees. There were quite a few of them at that. I sure miss his apples being he grew them organically and they were the best-tasting. I won't eat store-bought apples although my husband and daughter will. Face it, when you grow up eating the best out of your yard/garden, nothing else in the stores can compare.
@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
22 Aug 09
It's been ages since I had a "real" apple! I've been meaning to visit my local farm to get some stuff that didn't come up in my garden, like more peas, some squash and the like. Your reminder of how good real homegrown apples is very welcome! I might even make some apple tarts for my dad.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
22 Aug 09
Those are really nice looking Apples... made me want to get to the nearest grocery and buy one for myself... how i wish i have trees that can bear fruits... that would certainly save me a lot of money... and i know for sure that they are chemical free... haven't had one of those in a very long time...
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
22 Aug 09
never, they don't grow real well around here
22 Aug 09
Hi GRANDPA BOB, Many years ago when I used to live at home with my mother, we used to have two apple trees and we used to have lovely apples then, it was fun plucking them. Tamara
• United States
21 Aug 09
Wish I had some trees that could bear fruit. You are fortunate. I can't say when the last time was if ever I have had homegrown apples. Yours really look scrumptious.