West Park at Chapin

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The crabapples are finally ripe and taste as good as crabapples can taste. Tart with good texture. Jelly, jam, as a component in apple sauce, or just a treat as you pass by. [photo]

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  1. September 24, 2013 at 10:43 pm | permalink

    I’m not enough of a forager to eat crabapples but this seems to have been a really good year for street pome fruits. Near me is an apple tree intended as an ornamental (I assume) with very refreshing tiny green (but ripe) apples. I have sampled every time I pass by and brought a few home. I think they are too mild to make a cooking apple.

  2. By bear
    September 25, 2013 at 7:07 pm | permalink

    Peach trees are the same. It seems that all of the fruiting trees this year are making up for last year, when they bore no fruit at all due to the early warming spell and the hard frost that followed, killing all of the flowering buds.

    The peaches were so thick that they bent the trees branches over, making it appear more like a bush than a tree!