Dateline: 21 October 2015
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Longtime readers of this blog will recall back in April of 2013 when I posted Birth of an Orchard: Part 1. Shortly thereafter I posted Birth of an Ochard: Part 2. In November of 2013, I posted an update with Birth of an Orchard: Part 3. Then, in September of 2014, there was Birth of an Orchard: Part 4. In May of this year I posted Birth of an Orchard: Part 5.
Now, only 2.5 years after planting my little apple orchard, I have my first crop of apples. That's the whole crop in the picture above. The 6 red apples are Black Oxford and the one yellow-green one is a Golden Russet. They are heirloom varieties. I couldn't be more pleased.
Even though I have neglected to take care of my trees as well as I had planned, they seem to be doing okay. I never expected to get any apples this soon. This is a real encouragement.
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