I cannot believe that Not From the Tree organizers have difficulty getting people to pick crabapples! I love crabapple jelly and every time I see that there is a crabapple pick, I want to jump in. Alas, the timing this year wasn’t the best for me and it broke my heart to see crabapple pick after crabapple pick go by, with notices of “Needing More Fruit Pickers”. But finally, I was able to go to pick crabapples. And lucky me, it was only a few blocks away.
The tree was quite tall but appeared to be in pretty good shape. And it was covered in apples! We learned from the homeowner that it had been planted in 1967 – as one of the Centennial trees. (continue reading )