Last year the three apple trees in our yard produced more than a ton of apples. Literally more than 2,000 pounds — and those were the ones the birds didn’t get.
We called the Food Bank to see if they will take home-grown, organic produce. They connected us with a nearby church that has an outreach mission to feed the homeless. Every week, sometimes twice a week, for more than a month we picked, packed and toted crates of apples to the church.
They called us “The Apple People” …
This year: Nothing. We found a few on the ground.
We planted those trees almost 20 years ago. We’ve had apples before — a bushel or so every few years when a late frost didn’t kill the buds.
Has this happened to you? Is there a way to even out the crops?