Golden Russets are the first variety to ripen in our little fruit orchard. They are sweet and a bit tart with a crunchier  texture than Granny Smith apples.
Here’s the dream-boat Alton on the orchard ladder.
Both of our russet trees are weighed down with too many apples. We should have thinned them in the spring.
Pretty apples. This variety is the earliest to ripen.
Even in the evening it was very hot outside and Brenna was picking from the lower branches.
All the ripe apples are green with a pink blush on one side.
See how crowded?
We picked only about two bushels. There are plenty more on the two trees.
The spots of black wash off easily.
Our trees are four years old, I think. We also have Arkansas black and Granny Smith and Jonathans.
Workers must keep up their strength.
Our orchard ladder was a good investment. We got it for harvesting pears in fall.
Apples are pretty high in the grocery store. We hope these will keep well.
How cool it is to be able to pick fruit from the branches of a tree!
How Sweet!

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