When to harvest apples?
Hi -- Many years ago I ordered a 'Prairie Fire' flowering crab tree from the Arbor Foundation, but what they sent turned out to be a regular apple tree! Luckily, this tree has VERY good-tasting crispy apples! Wish I knew the variety. :)
Some apples have fallen to the ground occasionally over the past month, but I haven't picked any from the tree -- it's given me plenty to use just from the fallen ones.
We still haven't had a frost yet, but tomorrow's low is forecast to be between 23-27F. Should I try to pick all the apples now or are you supposed to wait until they get hit by frost?!
Any help is appreciated! I must say it's weird to plant what you think is an ornamental flowering tree and end up with bushels of apples instead. :p