I've had my two little apple trees for a couple of years now. They didn't produce a crop last year but there was blossom this year and I've been waiting patiently for harvest time.
I have a green variety, Golden Delicious, and though there were quite a few apples on the tree, they didn't really grow. They're still only the size of crab apples. There's nothing there to get your teeth stuck into.
The other tree, Gloster, produces red apples. Again, there was quite a bit of fruit on the tree, but some dropped off and some rotted. Reading up about this rotten fruit, it looks as though it could be Brown Rot.
Some red apples made it through to harvest time, though there was only one decent sized one and a few small ones.
We all had a taste and we're in agreement that this variety is delicious. It's got a crisp, white flesh which is tinged with pink, and it's slightly tart.
Both trees are growing in containers at the moment but I think I'm going to dig a border out of the grass along the fence and get them planted in the ground, I hope they'll do better then. We'll have to wait and see what next year brings.
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