Apples tame and wild

Crabapple blossoms

This wild fruit tree is getting into the flowering act, too. The flowering and handful of fruits this little tree produced last year is part of why I ordered two domestic apples last fall.

Apple tree opening leaf buds

Now there are two sticks of McIntosh and Egremont Russet that I hope will establish themselves this year. They’re even leafing out today! And maybe next year the crabapple and the sweet apples will help pollinate each other.