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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Planted a Honey Crisp Tree Today!

   Hooking up today with Blooming Tuesday!   http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/   Be sure and check out all the other gardener's and their   wonderful gardens.
The snow is melted , the grass is green,   it is 39* and  the wind is currently only 15  mph.  It is quite glorious outside!  I bought a bare root  Honey Crisp  Apple tree and  finally was able to get out to plant it.  (We have had winds for several weeks of 35-45 mph and gusts much higher.) It is like paradise    right now.  The bigger tree's in the background are others in my little orchard - apple, apricot, plum and cherry.  I hope to get a couple of pear tree's to add to this wonderful area.

Here is a little bit about the Honey Crisp Tree-
  • The Honeycrisp apple is a high quality apple which keeps well for 5-6 months in common storage. The tree is one of the most vigorous and hardy of apple trees, showing little damage at -40 degrees. Needs to be thinned heavily. Honeycrisp fruit is characterized by an exceptionally crisp and juicy texture. Its flesh is cream colored and coarse.  The flavor is sub-acid and ranges from mild and well-balanced to strongly aromatic, depending on the degree of maturity. Great eating apple with its subacid flavor. Develops its full aromatic flavor if left on the tree until mid October. Suggested pollinators are Gala, Granny Smith, Empire, McIntosh and Red Delicious. Not pollinated by Gravenstein. http://www.naturehills.com/product/honeycrisp_apple.aspx
Here is a post that shows our apple tree's in full bloom last spring:  http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/2010/05/our-apple-trees-arent-they-lovely.html
Today I am grateful for soft breezes instead of gale force winds! 


Zoey said...

Oh, I would love to have a little fruit orchard like that. I hope your apple tree grows big and produces bushels of fruit!

jean said...

Sounds like a perfect gardening day! What fun to have all the fruit trees. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

Becca's Dirt said...

Soft breezes are much better than gale force winds. I'll take the soft winds too. Looks like your gonna have some apples. I bet that is a good tasting apple.

Anonymous said...

Lucky you to have room for a small orchard! Sounds like a great tree, can't wait to see how it does over the season. :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Best of luck with your new apple tree, glad the weather has calmed down:@)

Ott, A. said...

I love the taste of honey crips apples. Just think of how good they will taste.

ONG said...

Love, love honey crisp apples. Good luck with it!

Darla said...

Sounds like a great addition to your orchard....your weather still sounds very cold to this Floridian.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I participated in Bloomin Tuesday for the first time this week and it has been interesting visiting all the other participants. Good Luck with your new apple tree.

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