Saturday, August 29, 2015

A study in scarlet

Red-tinged leaves of the Almata apple tree
The Almata apple, as we have seen, is a red paint ball, dripping with color.

it is intensely carmine from blush to core.

But the crimson tide does not stop there. It saturates the entire tree.

It colors the branches. It peeps at us from within each leaf. In the spring, the blossoms of the Almata are a dark pink.

The tree is entirely healthy—and brimming with red.

Old Frog Pond Farm has exactly one Almata tree. You can spot it at a distance because of its unusual color.
Old Frog Pond's lone Almata tree really stands out.
Tiny Almata's carmine flesh makes it a singular novelty apple.


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