28 Jul '14, 5pm

The Tree of 40 Fruit

The Tree of 40 Fruit

I bought an apple tree from a nursery that was supposed to be three varieties, yellow delicious, gala and fuji. What wasn’t imediately obvious when I bought it is that the different varieties have different heartiness. If you just let it grow then the branches of one variety will use up all the trees nutrients while the others will barely grow if at all! I kept cutting back the Yellow Delicious growth for the last few years trying to coax the Gala branch into growing. It has barely made any progress. Meanwhile the Yellow Delicious branches out wherever I cut it making the tree look strangely top heavy. I have given up on the Fuji branch as it is little more than a twig. Only the Yellow Delicious part has ever born fruit. This year I decided to give up and just let it grow. That has me a bit sad as my favorite is Gala, not Yellow Delicious. Oh well, the few apples I have al...

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