When I saw this apple blossom on this particular tree, I was so happy, thrilled in fact. It is my second apple tree and this time I planted it from an apple pip. I would have an apple in the office in the morning for my break and I had a potted plant on my desk, so I decided to put a couple of the pips in the pot. After a couple of weeks I already had a baby apple growing. It was quite tiny and weak, but as time passed it got bigger and stronger and so I took it home and planted a couple in my garden. One survived and now we have an apple tree of the Idared variety in the garden 20 years later. Idared is something we usually buy as an imported apple and not one that grows here.
My apple tree began to grow in my garden, but it was at least five years until I saw the first apple blossom which even produced 3-5 apples. Unfortunately the apples were not really strong enough to survive and also not so good. It was an experiment and so I left the tree to do its own thing. We are now many years later. In beetween I got a few weak apples but nothing special and now, this year, my apple tree has decided it is old enough and big enough to keep up with the others. I have so many blossoms on the tree this year as I have never had. from the top to the bottom. Will I now be one of the only producers of Idared apples in Switzerland? Will they survive and will we be able to eat them? This is quite an exciting event for me and my garden.FOTD 25th April 2021; Apple blossom