Friday, May 1, 2015

We've got CRABS!

Crab Apple
This is my little crab apple tree I have grown from seed.  Maybe next year it will be ready to bloom and produce a few crabs.  A couple of years ago I was able to get some crab apples from a lady in Portland.  We went and pick about 30 pounds, brought home, crushed and pressed them and started them up.  As the pressing were sitting there, I thought of my mom and how she always grew from seeds.  I figured what the heck why not give it a try.  So I grabbed about a large marble size cluster of the goo and took and split it up into a few pots of soil.  They sprouted and I must have tended to them a little, because I got at least one to grow.  I'm not sure what kind of crab apple it is, but I can't wait to see what comes of it. 
The crab apples are used in what I think of as American Cider.  Fresh and spritely.

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