Sunday, June 30, 2019

Apple drought

Things are not pretty here at the end of June.

Supermarkets are flush with Honeycrisps picked in August of 2018.

Of course the cupboard has been bare at almost every orchard for most of 2019.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

June apple notes from all over

It's still about a month before the first local apples are ready to eat here.


But in Australia (above), there are still plenty of keepers in good shape from the spring harvest.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The evolution of the apple

Apples are from Kazakhstan. But how did they get from there to circle the globe?


How did they evolve from the wild, and in response to what evolutionary imperatives?

One part of the story: the Silk Road. Another: horses.