200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This Year's Apples
I suspect that this year's apples won't be as good as last years. I know, I'm an expert now because I've got ONE whole season of apples behind me! Here's why I think it won't be as good.
Spring came early this year, and the apple blossoms popped open at the beginning of May. Then it froze and then it snowed, twice. And then it froze again. Now the apple blossoms are mostly gone. I'm thinking that honeybees didn't do their bee-ly duty in the frost and wind and snow. A bunch of eager plants that grew quickly when it was warm in April had their little leaves frozen off in our cold snap of May, and are brown, and frizzled now.
I'm far from an expert on apple seasons (or anything except process improvement), so we'll see whether I'm right or wrong about this. I'll let you know in 5 months!