Anything regarding the apple tree is not really my achievement to boast about, but I love watching the tree and the growing fruit so much that I thought I'd give it a bit of space on my blog. The tree is simply there and every year it does its thing. This year it blossomed beautifully in spring and now the fruits are developing in huge numbers and some are already the proper size of a handful. The bees and hoverflies have clearly done a good job pollinating this year.
Still, quite many apples end up on the ground, for whatever reason. I love going around and picking them to put them into compost.
Squirrels are having their share too, based on the teethmarks and I am wondering whether they pick them off the tree or just nibble on the ones that are already fallen. Knowing our squirrels the first option is probably the case.