IT’S THE APPLE OF OUR EYE!
Can anyone beat our monster apple? Our dwarf tree, only about 1.5m tall, has one apple that’s 50cm in diameter. There were 30-40 other normal-sized apples this year, most of which we’ve picked already. Last year, there was another big apple in the same place but not as big as this one. We don’t know what variety this apple is. It was a grafted seedling that was given to us because it couldn’t be sold by the nursery as the tree had lost its label.
The apples taste a bit tart like a ‘Granny Smith’ but are red. They’re nice eating apples which cook well too as the slices keep their shape and don’t go to mush. We don’t do anything special to feed or care for the tree.
We try growing all sorts of fruit and vegetables. If they do well, they stay and if they don’t, they’re out. Roy & Pauline Sutherland, LEVIN