Tag Archive for apples

How To Can Whole Apple Applesauce

Applesauce Apples

This past weekend I made home canned applesauce and thought you might like to see how I make it. I almost always make canned applesauce over the course of two days. On the first day the applesauce is made and on the second day I can it. My applesauce is a “whole apple” applesauce. That…

Northern Spy Apple

Imature Northern Spy Apple

I’ve got about 14 or 15 different varieties of apples in my small orchard – I think…..it could be more. The truth be told I’m not exactly sure because I failed to keep track of the apple trees years ago when I planted them. But what I am sure of is that I have two…

Aphids – What They Are & Ways To Control Them

Aphids On Roses

I noticed the other day that my rose bushes have aphids. WHAT’S AN APHID? Aphids, sometimes called plant lice, are very small sap sucking insects. There are many different species of aphids and they come in different sizes. Aphids may be green, red, brown, black and sometimes a fuzzy white or gray. All aphids no…

Mummy Apples

Mummy Apples

I have been spending a little bit of time outdoors every afternoon taking advantage of the very mild weather we have been enjoying here. Yesterday I worked in my apple orchard removing mummified apples. Mummy apples are apples that turn brown, shrivel and do not drop from the tree. Mummy apples contribute to certain disease…