First Bloom

pink lady apple

The buds of my newly planted Pink Lady apple are finally starting to open. The Pink Lady was hybridized in Australia and is a cross between a Lady Williams and a  Golden Delicious. One of the later blooming apples here, it ripens in mid-October. I could say that I made my selection based on that since spring rains can drown out the blooming period of earlier blooming apples. It requires very little chill hours which is another good reason to grow it in my climate. But honestly, I picked it because it’s so darn pretty. From it’s delicate blooms to it’s pinkish green fruit, I think it’s just adorable. I can’t wait to see tiny apples on the tree.

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