Saturday, 11 May 2013
apple blossom time
We have four apple trees in our garden, a Bramley for cooking, a crab apple which makes lovely crab apple jelly and two dwarf trees of the eating apple varieties Discovery and Sunset.
The trees are all in blossom at the same time which should mean we get good pollination though the weather is dull and wet today and I haven't seen many bees.
The four different varieties have slightly different blossom. The Bramley buds are dark pink opening to pale pink petals with darker pink undersides.
The crab apple "John Downie" is pure white.
The Discovery has a slight pink tinge to the petals
and the Sunset has pink buds and very pale petals.
It is such a lovely time of year in the garden and there is the promise of fruit to come later in the summer.