Jonagold Apple Tree

We were given a Jonagold Apple tree!

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The blossoms are so pretty and fragrant, but this little tree didn’t produce very well, that’s why my neighbours were getting rid of it…

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Growing Apples, sounds good to me, so I took it  🙂  As it turns out, this is a Triploid Apple, never heard of that?  Me neither! It is difficult to pollinate, this tree requires pollen from 2 separate trees, that are (hopefully) Jonagold pollinators , and the Jonagold does not pollinate other trees. So, as we found out, its not that simple , I don’t really have room for 2 more trees, and I’m running out of time, to pollinate the blossoms.

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Our neighbour, who gave us the tree came over with a branch from another neighbours tree, Yes, she did ask for it 🙂 and offered a couple of blossoms from another tree of hers. Thank-you  Jen! I also (swiped)   some branches from a tree that’s on a city path (no ones property) and stuck them in some water,  dabbed the blossoms, so now, its up to the the bees to do their job!

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They are there…

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fingers crossed …

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This little stick, is a New Apple Tree, we purchased as a pollinator for the Jonagold. It should take care of our small dilemma, next year. Its a Multi Grafted Apple with three varieties Gala, Spartan, and Fuji, both of these are semi dwarf trees and with some good pruning will likely grow up to 8 ft. perfect for our small space 🙂

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I had to add this picture of the peas, I was sure I could see them growing 😉

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