Stunted apples ripening a month early
Saw a couple of damaged apples on the Gala tree, pulled them off. Noticed that they pulled off with suspicious ease. I bit into one, and it was edible. Tart, but not unripe-inedible. The other, which was coloring up, also had enough sweetness to eat. If they hadn't been less than 2 inches in diameter.
Normally, the Galas reach this tart-edible stage towards the 2nd half of August, when they are nearing full size.
Beginning to think this is what I'm going to get.