Start of a New Season

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The Dorsett Golden is blossoming, which hails the start of a new season.  It seems odd to me because we just harvested the last of last season’s apples a week ago, and now we’re starting again.  Apple growers in cold climates get months of dormancy with snow on the ground, and they use this time to sharpen and maintain tools, look through seed catalogs, and plan for next season.  We don’t get that in warm climates, it is constant activity with one season running into another.  I guess I shouldn’t complain, we can do our grafting with the windows open and the scent of orange blossoms wafting through the window; most apple growers do it in the cold barn with snow outside.  Soon we’ll finish up the pruning and dive into grafting season, on with the new year!

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