Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Apple Harvest

My husband, who is not a farmer, says the apples on the Fuji tree are going to break the limbs. My brother, who is a farmer, says the apples on the Fuji tree are going to break the limbs. I guess I’d better start harvesting apples.

I did thin the crop, I really did. But the apples are huge and the tree is loaded. I picked up a windfall yesterday and tested it – yummy! Even though my ripening calendar says to let them ripen through October or even November, I’m going to begin selective harvest this week to ease the stress on the tree.

One problem, though: what am I going to do with the frozen apples that didn’t get used up from last year? I’m thinking I’m going to cook them for applesauce. Any ideas? Can I make good applesauce from frozen apples?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes, Ms. Laney you can do this, as I have done it myself--and yours will be even better. By the way what are you doing posting at such an early time? Ms. Dee

Laney said...

Oh, Dee, don't you know that the Internet is a virtual world where time can be altered to suit your own reality? But, I think I actually was up in the middle of the night this time...