End of raspberry and black currant harvests - about 11 gallons of rasps in freezer and about 16 cups currants this season.
Looking at the Medaille d'Or apple it seemed too many fruits for so small a treelet, so picked one, (Six left for sample crop.) Already showing traces of orange color on sunny side, hardly any russet showing by the stem, and 10 Brix already. 2 inches tall by 2 3/16 wide and surprisingly good. Expected it to be bitter AND sour; only some of each.
This season went from record-breaking wet to suddenly dry and hot before May was done, No rain in two months; Md'O may ripen sooner than I had reason to expect, after all.
Life is full of mystery.