Deciduous Fruit Trees Apples (including crabapples), peaches, pears, plums, and cherries should be pruned in midwinter. Although winter pruning removes some of their flower buds, the goal in pruning fruit trees is to open up the tree to allow in more light for a better crop of fruit, rather than to get maximum bloom. Dormant pruning is especially important for apples, pears, and crabapples because pruning wounds during the growing season expose the trees to a bacterial disease call
Columnar apple trees. I think I'll order a couple this spring. Maybe they won't even be dead in a year. Who knows?!
The Harvard School of Public Health examined the diets of 200,000 people and found that those who reported eating five or more apples a week had a 23 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with subjects who did not eat any apples.
Apple Pie Moonshine 1/2 gallon apple juice 1/2 gallon apple cider 4 cinnamon sticks 1 cracked nutmeg (optional) 8 allspice berries (optional) 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 gallon Everclear Grain Alcohol (190 proof) or Vodka (if you have to)