Ha! I grow my own apples. I have several varieties that can *maybe* produce apples if it gets cold enough in the Winter.
Did you know many fruit trees need what is called “chilling hours” to produce fruit? X number of chilling hours per variety. So I can only grow apples bred in New Zealand or Israel like Gala, Granny Smith, and Kiwi. They all have low chilling hours.
Anyway, thanks to Global Warming, we had a very cold Winter in Alabama. Enough chilling hours for most of my apple trees, which are now covered with apples!
Now I have to spray for worms, fruit flies, and fungi.
I figure those apples cost me at least $10 per pound given all the care I’ve tried over the past twenty years growing them.
I could make some wonderful apple pies with your apples. I canned them too! Need a pressure cooker to can apples.
Not to repeat myself, but I love, love, love apples.
Growing up...we used to go to an orchard in the town next to us to pick apples. We also had an apple, pear, peach, plum and cherry trees in our yard...fresh picked fruits are better.