This is the 3rd year for the Dabinett/G.222 combo. It probably fruited because it was so poor of a grower - “the OH CRAP I gotta reproduce” strategy. I did not prune it after I transplanted it. But it established pretty well, as I babied it with water and foliar applications of Miracle Grow up til July 1.
Yes, I harvested about 15 lbs of Zestar apples, and accidently froze about half of them. I ate the last one of the non-frozen Zestar this morning. I also had about 6 or 8 Williams’ Pride on a graft that were ready about the same time that mostly had watercore (yum!) (all gone).
I harvested Kidd’s Orange Red last week, and am letting it hang out in the fridge for a while while we eat and bake through the shorter-keeping Sweet 16 from my dad’s tree. Sweet 16 are awesome off of his tree this year. Anise and cherry candy flavors on top of apple flavor.
My Liberty are close to ready, but late last week one still was quite grainy from un-converted starch, so they still needed some time.
Next after Liberty will be Suncrisp, which has a decent crop for 3 years old and Enterprise with its two lone apples despite being a large tree and 4 years old.
Dabinett is my first cider tree to bear. Nothing yet off of Harrison, Brown’s Apple, nor Harry Master’s Jersey. Harry Master’s Jersey is really slow to wake up and I’m not sure about how it will ever get pollinated.