While there are native species of crabapples, the trees that produce edible apples are not. They are useful, however, for native insects as host plants and, of course, for nectar. Our black bears like them, too. The older "antique" apple trees are still producing, and we have planted additional heritage varieties.
Barring a late frost, we can expect loads of apples on this old tree come autumn.
Old time apple trees still bear plenty of fruit.
Blossoms on this young tree promise a bumper crop.
Magnificent old apple tree in full bloom.
Apple blossoms close-up.
Hawthorns were left to grow with the apple trees in the orchard, possibly to attract pollinators.
Blooms on Scarlet Brandywine crabapple look like miniature roses.
Heirloom apples ready for harvest.
Apple blossom season is all too brief.
Aged apple trees loaded with fruit.
Sugar maples in fall colors overshadow new plantings of heirloom cultivars.
A blossom from Bramley’s Seedling