Friday, February 27, 2009

Anna in Bloom

My Anna apple trees are starting to bloom. They are early blooming types. My ones in Laguna always get pollinated despite the fact that I don't have any other apple trees that bloom at the same time for the required cross pollination. There must be others in the neighborhood that do the trick. Meanwhile, I will have to see how my Anna trees in SJC do without another type apple tree and then decide if I need to plant a cross pollinator tree. We must grow apple trees with low-chill requirements in the area or we will not get fruit.

6 comments:

Gardeness said...

Those are lovely blooms Sheila. I should take another look at my apple tree, although the blooms never look that great! Thanks for the picks, too.

VW said...

What a sweet blossom - though perhaps I am biased by the fact that we named a daughter Anna! - VW

Susan said...

Apple blossoms are beautiful. Are they fragrant too? Anna is the best variety for my zone 9 garden as well. How is the taste - sweet or tart?

Jake said...

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gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love seeing apple trees in bloom. I hadn't heard of the Anna variety before.

Sheila said...

Susan, this is a sweet, green apple. The blooms are not very fragrant, at least not like citrus blooms.