In the spring of 2010, we planted four semi-drawrf apple trees in our backyard – two honeycrisp and two fuji. Based on what we have read, these trees typically begin to produce fruit in three to four years. Well, this year (year three) we had one apple grow among the four trees. We were “organic” (if I can legally use that term :-)) with our apple trees (as we are with all of our “crops”), meaning we didn’t spray them with pesticide or anything of the sort. We watched all season as the little thing grew until finally, this evening, we picked and ate it! Mmmmm, it was yummy and had NO worms and only one little bad spot.
Hopefully, next year (year four), we will be blessed with even more apples. It is a blessing to eat fruits and vegetables grown in our own backyard. Praise God for his creativity in providing us with various kinds of food to enjoy.