Monday, April 6, 2015

My Apple Tree Is Finally Flowering!

I was pleased to discover over the weekend that one of the fruit trees in my yard was finally blooming this year. Hurray!

This apple tree is one that I started from a seed in late 2008. I pulled the seed out of an apple that I'd eaten and dropped it into a bucket with some dirt, just to see if it would grow. Sure enough, it did! The apple seedling stayed in that bucket until I purchased my home in 2011. At that point, I was able to transplant it into the ground. Nearly seven years later, the apple tree is finally flowering for the first time. The sad part is that I don't know what kind of apple tree it will be -- I never took note of the apple variety I claimed the seed from. I guess it will be a surprise!

I also have two other apples tree growing in my yard which I also started from seeds. They're approximately a year younger and probably a different variety. I hope to see them flower for the first time next year. Two peach trees stand in my yard which were started from seeds as well. They've produced fruit for the past few years, though are still fairly immature.

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