Our garden has been loving all the warm weather the past few days. The apple trees have been blossoming and I think this year we might even get a few apples from them. We will be lucky if we do as we have only had them for a year now and don't expect to get too many apples from them in the first year. It will take at least a few good years too get a vast amount of fruit as the trees get more branches thus producing more fruit.
|Dwarf varieties of Pink Lady and Granny Smith apples in a small garden plot|
|Blossoms on the Pink Lady|
|Fruit developing on the Pink Lady|
|Fruit developing on the Granny Smith|
Just about all nurseries in Australia carry dwarf varieties and not only are they available as apple trees but in many types of fruit including: lemon, mandarin, lime, orange, fig, mulberry and mango to name a few. Check your local nurseries, they are bound to have some of these or doing an internet search will show you nurseries that carry these.
In my previous blog I spoke about drying fruit in my dehydrator so I am hoping to eventually grow enough apples so that I can dry my own instead of buying them. :-)