Just as the first apple blossom in January sneaks up on me, the first apple of the season was laying on the ground under the Anna tree this afternoon. It gave me a jolt, as most of the other apples on the tree are still pretty green. It was a bit green still with white tips on the seeds, but definately more toward the ripe side with quite a bit of sweetness.
We’ve had a cool spring and Anna usually needs a bit of heat to ripen up nicely, so it was no surprise it wasn’t the best. But I’m fully confident that we’ll have some misery soon that will ripen up the rest of them before the season for them is over late June. Dorsett Golden isn’t far behind.