Sunday, August 31, 2014

Some (More) Fruit Trees

Well, it looks like I won't get any plums this year. They did bloom right on time, but it was a bit cool outside when they did. So, the bees didn't come to pollenate. =(

But, the new apple tree *is* making apples.

It's a multi-grafted espalier. Five out of six varieties are trying to make apples!

I saw something odd on the new cherry trees.

I thought that they were bugs. (And I was *horrified*!)

After asking a few friends, and exhaustive web searching, I learned that those red things on my cherry trees are *normal*. They're called extrafloral nectaries, and they are designed to attract beneficial insects. Whew!