I thought maybe an old dishpan would hold all of the apples I need to deal with today. Or not.
First half a dozen pies for the freezer
and then some applesauce
A photo really doesn't do justice to the volume of apples. The "normal" sized apples from the old Empire tree are in the back. This is the bulk of the harvest from my two young Northern Spy trees.
Three of them weighed in over a pound a piece.
The "south tree" produces a couple of dozen huge apples each year.
The "north tree" has, over the past three or four years, set ONE apple each year that it dropped mid-season.
This year it went all out and set and kept 12 big apples. Well done little tree