Thanks Dave. I think these are the “Rome” apples we used to see in stores, but I’m just not certain. This is one of my first fruit trees I ever planted and back then I wasn’t too good at notes or tree labels. All I know is it is some kind of Rome and there are a few “Rome” varieties. What I like is how clean these guys look right off the tree. Right or wrong, I pretty much just spray them with what I use on peaches and do it about every other time I spray peaches.
BTW, Dave, I for one am glad you are still here and didn’t throw in the towel! I remember a post you made a few weeks ago and you just sounded so defeated and frustrated. I could identify with everything you said- I too have had years when I felt like I’d done everything I could and worked hard and yet experienced failures in almost everything. Those times are when I really start to question the time and money I’ve spent trying to grow fruit-and I suspect most of us have had those times. Then a good year like I’ve had this year comes along, and it makes it all seem worth while again. You seem to back back on the wagon- which is great news.