Some time ago, last Spring, to be precise, I published a post of the blossoms on the flowering crabtrees outside my windows in the courtyard. In response to the questions from some of you as to what would be the result of these blossoms, i.e., what fruit would develop from them?
This post is an attempt to answer that question; the only added ingredients being time, sunlight, and rainwater. These pics are of the resulting fruit, i.e., crabapples. They are the “parents”, as I understand it (don’t put too much credence in the extent of my botanical knowledge, here), of all the marvelous varieties of apples that we find in our markets today. These, however, are basically inedible, being very small (none of these are bigger than ¾ of an inch, and most much smaller than that) and extremely tart and astringent … real mouth-puckerers … requiring large amounts of sugar to even make a decent jelly.
So, here they are … I hope this has been sufficient explanation:
And there they are, folks … not too many, but frankly, that many shots with the camera pointing up at a branch against a featureless blue sky ain’t all that exciting … and the mild stroke I suffered in Hospital last year kinda makes me a little dizzy, like … looking up like that … so I didn’t shoot all that many. Anyhow, these will do, I hope.
Cheers, all … and enjoy!