Whoa. We have three apple trees in our yard; none of which have produced many apples over the last three or four years. But this year? In supposedly a bad winter and summer for apples, one of my little trees has gone apple crazy. It's a variety developed by Washington State University specifically for our climate here in the Pacific Northwest and for the life of me, I can't remember it's name. It's developed to resist diseases related to wet weather and the fruit is ripe earlier than other varieties.
Anyway, this little guy is extremely happy this year. John picked the first of just a few of the apples:
Aside from eating them fresh or stealthily leaving bags of apples on our neighbors' doorsteps, I need suggestions about how to use all of these beauties.
My sister in law told me that next year our trees need to be a little less happy. She's probably right.