apples on the tree

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There are about 20 apples on my dwarf Fugi apple tree this year. All are getting big and red and I’m tempted to pick one soon. I can imagine the crisp juicy bites!

All summer, the apples have been covered with plastic baggies and I just removed them last weekend. I took them off on Sunday because it seemed some of the fruits were getting some black fungal/mildew growth. Its been such a humid summer that I think I have every type of fungus growing in my garden somewhere this year.

The risk for the uncovered apples now is that the squirrels might find them before I pick them. Once they start to sweeten up the squirrels get interested. I’d like to leave them on the tree to ripen as long a I can. SO I’m watching out.

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