Saturday, May 11, 2013

Developing Fruit

Just thought I'd add some pictures of developing apples, peaches, and pears. It's going to be a great year.

Little apples, Criterion, I believe. 

Some apples bloom unevenly, which means they'll be harvested unevenly. Above are secondary blossoms. 

King blossoms, the first blossoms, which develop into large fruit. 

More secondary blossoms.

A size comparison. 

One of the winecrisp trees we just planted. They're already flowering. 

Another winecrisp. 

One of the Asian pears we planted last year that was damaged by deer. It's growing back nicely.

Young Asian pears. 

Peaches, Madisons, I think. 

More Madisons. 

A vigorously growing peach planted last year. 

Honeysweet European pears, a variety we've had trouble growing in the past, since they always seem to get fireblight disease or scab. I think we'll have some this year. 

Magnus, a European pear. 

A deer damaged peach growing back. As you can tell, we have a bit of a deer problem, despite having three dogs. 

One of the old peaches that served as a young buck's scratching post.