Friday, 5 December 2014

Apple Blossom



This is a wonderful apple tree called 'Discovery'.  It is an old variety from the United Kingdom dating back to the early 1900's.



These photos were taken a couple of weeks ago when it was in full bloom.  The whole tree was humming with thousands of bees enjoying the blossoms.  Unfortunately they all managed to avoid being photographed.



This is one of the last apples to flower in my orchard and already I can see the fruit forming.  They are ready to eat in February and we always get a good crop.  If you are looking for an easy care apple, this one is it.  She looks after herself, never gets sprayed, doesn't have any health problems at all, and we get plenty of fruit to stew, freeze and eat fresh.





12 comments:

  1. very nice to see blossoms as we're losing our autumn leaves. :)

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  2. So very pretty. Those apples looks delicious!!!

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  3. Love seeing your blossoms and those apples look yummy.

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  4. yum! you're blessed you have an orchard.

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  5. I love apples! The blossoms are so pretty. Have a happy weekend!

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  6. I've never heard of "Discovery", but from your lovely photos it looks like a variety to discover. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  7. Beautiful! I love apples and apple blossoms. Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. beautiful blooms and the apples look yummy too.

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  9. That is a beautiful tree!!! the blossoms are lovely, and the fruit makes me want to just reach out and eat it!!

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  10. Dear Jocee, these are gorgeous photos and I will be forever grateful that you linked them with Today's Flowers. Thank you so much and I hope your week is a very happy one.

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  11. Wonderful shots, Jocee. Have noted the variety down as we have had problems with all of the apple varieties we tried growing.
    Many thanks for joining Floral Friday Fotos last week. Look forward to your next contribution.

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