December 31, 2011

70 year old apple tree still bearing fruits, no pesticides

This unknown apple tree variety somebody have planted before World War II and since then it bears beautiful fruits. This means it's at least 70 years old - or even might be older. Nobody remembers people who possibly have got this great idea to plant it. 

You see... People are gone, but apple tree is still feeding us...
No pesticides ever! were applied on this apple tree.

Apples can be picked in October or November, store well untill February.

What's interesting they don't rot the way we are used to - if the apple is gone, entire fruit turns dark brown.
When picked in November the color is green, then slowly turns yellow - like on the photo.  

Maybe you can recognise the variety?


Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.
Wish you Happy New Year!
-Cheers Gisela.

stadtgarten said...

This apple looks so delicious!
Dear Ewa, I wish you a Happy New Year,

Ewa said...

Oh, thank you, thank you!!
Happy New Year!!

Unknown said...

That is fascinating, Ewa. I can't help identify the variety because I don't know most European apples, but hopefully someone can. All best wishes to you in this coming new year.

Dave Christensen said...

Hello Ewa -

I read your post about the old apple tree with interest. Our house has six apple trees in the back yard which haven't been sprayed with anything. They are probably only 20-25 years old. Some produce more than others.

The apples are quite delicious although they are not looking that good. The insects have their way with the trees and I have yet to figure out how best to deal with that. It's on my list of things to do this year.

I'd like to know how organic apple orchards control the insect pests. I'm on a mission to find out this year.

Thank you for that post, your good looking website and great content. I'll check back before too long and see what you've been up to.

Dave from Home and Garden 911

Anonymous said...

The cultivar is "Calville Blanc d'Hiver."