Picking British Apples From Our Orchard
As-salam `alaykum! *munches on apple* So, guess who got stung by a wasp? ME! My shoulder's still reverberating from the sting of evil ...
So, guess who got stung by a wasp? ME! My shoulder's still reverberating from the sting of evil wasps - but that's another story. We took a stroll in our apple orchard and picked beautiful drops of sunshine known an apples.
Alhamdulillah, all praise be to Allah, we've been growing apples for several years now. This year I tried not to poke the trees or give them any boosters (synthetic feeds) so they've been growing with Allah protecting them. And I must say, they have grown the best to date.
Discovery apples don't grow too big, they're large enough to palm and fit great into the kid's lunch-boxes (I say that like I have children, I don't). Harvest season is actually mid-September - the end of Autumn - but given English weather was a little chilly then, I picked them towards the end of the month, the perfect time really. The fruit is ripe, crunchy, with a sugary tang and floral scent. It's like eating a juicy crystal. I think that's the best way to describe it. A juicy crystal.
I'm... just... out of... reach... *climbs tree*
One branch on the tree that I could reach had amazing 10 apples. 10!
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