These are two of the few apples that actually ripened on our trees. The frost got all but a couple dozen or so, then the bugs and sheep took out a few more. There is one more Arkansas Black out there, and I’m waiting for it to drop into the bag around it. (Crocheted net bags to keep them out of the chickens and ducks range) The bags are why there is a honeycomb ‘shadow’ in the color.
The happy little people are our two youngest.
Next year should be great, and I may get to sample close to 30 varieties I’ve never tasted.
This forum with all the great people who share their experiences and successes, has been a great encouragement. Thank you Scott and everyone for making this an awesome place!
I’m so glad you explained the honey comb outline! haha Actually, I love that. Anyway, glad you got a few apples. As a relatively new fruit grower myself, I know the thrill of getting those first few fruits from your trees. Way to go.
When my dad was in Vietnam the guys would use the first aid tape to put initials on their skin, and then tan. They must have been on the bored side I think.
We like bees, and thought the honeycomb pattern was kinda neat.
I bagged with ziplock baggies this year and got ‘Ziplock’ imprinted on a number of apples. I figured someone would have tried this to imprint a brand name on an apple. I could imagine imprinting a heart or some symbol of significance on an apple and charging a premium.
Hadn’t given it much concern. I cut vent holes at the bottom of the bag, so there isn’t really much apple-to-plastic contact and condensate drips out – but who knows. The imprinting of course only happens on the southerly exposed apples. And yes, San Diego is the desert, home of many a solar farm, so lots of intense sunlight.