Just about this time two years ago, my dwarf apple trees arrived from the National Arbor Day Foundation. These trees were tiny twigs with a few roots at the bottom of them. I selected two varieties of apple tree (Lodi and Winesap), these are delicious varieties and they cross pollinate well. While the trees are not ready to bear fruit, they are nearly ready to begin training on the trellises. I will begin to coax them along the lines of the trellis system in the spring, but I wanted to show you an update of their progress so far!
The trees are healthy, bushy and spouting side branches. They have also grown about a foot taller than the tiny sapplings I put in the ground two years ago. I am excited to a have the trees and more excited at the possibilities of the fruit they will eventually bear.