Apples ripening off tree?
Well, my first year with apples on my tree (it's a liberty, dwarf, zone 4, it's 3 or 4 years old, I forget), and one of the branches broke right at the trunk. I am sure I left too many apples on, and the weight of the apples broke it. I am very bummed! Especially after my husband has been making fun of me for three years about how he could go buy a bushel of apples a year for the money, etc. I finally had something to show for it and now this. I had bagged them, and some of them were perfect. sniff.
So, will they ripen off the tree? Are the apples from that branch a lost cause and an addition to the compost pile? They are just a little red on one side, mostly still pale green, but they were in bags. Should I just wait for the ones that are still attached to the tree?
Advice and commiserations please.