The winner of today’s photography challenge is the either the lone large crab apple, or the lone apple (that grew on what we have always thought is just a crab apple tree).
What makes this unique and odd—it’s the only one on the tree. I spent a good five to ten minutes (I know not a lot of time—but enough when its in the mid-90s and there is a triple digit heat index at basically 8 o’clock at night) looking and all the other “apples” are the extremely small ones that have been on the tree since early summer. Now one or two may grow into an apple like this—but this is the first year, we’ve seen an actual large fruit on the tree.
So now we’re on looking at the tree constantly to see if any other apples all of a sudden appear on the tree. In addition, we’re going to have to see if it starts to turn colors (say to red or yellow) or if it’s going to be a green apple. I hope that we’ll be able to harvest it before it falls to the ground—where the squirrels, birds, and probably dogs will all take a go at it. That is one thing that I would like to do whenever I move back east (hopefully)—go to an apple farm in the fall and pick some fresh apples and then try to make homemade apple sauce, or some dessert with fresh apples.