Apples the 1st Year?

Posted by John Kring on Nov 1st 2019

"Will my new trees have apples the 1st year?"We get this question a lot.   Short answer:  Yes, you can get apples the 1st year.  Longer Answer: Don't let them have apples until yea … read more

The Almata apple

Posted by John Kring on Sep 14th 2019

The Almata apple is one of the prettiest apples we have at Maple Valley Orchards.   As you can see, it has a deep red skin and deep red flesh.  It's not an eating apple because of the t … read more

Pear Race Relations

Posted by John Kring on Sep 10th 2019

We get asked occasionally whether Asian Pears can be grafted onto European pear trees.   The picture below confirms that the answer is "yes".  Check out these Japanese Golden Russet pea … read more

Chance seedling Crabapples

Posted by John Kring on Sep 8th 2019

First off, apple trees don't grow true from a seed.  This means that if you get a seed from a Red Delicious to sprout, grow into a tree, and have apples it will most likely be a sour inedible app … read more

Red Flesh Apple Blossoms

Posted by John Kring on May 27th 2019

The blossoms on an apple tree can sometimes be a good indicator of the type of apple.  Check out the picture below.  Can you figure out which one is the red flesh apple tree?  The apple … read more