Thanks to all the rain early in the season, this crabapple harvest just might rival the excellent raspberry harvest we've had this year.
I don't know what variety of crabapples these are, but I love their appearance when they are ripe: a pretty, rosy pink-red. They are tart, but sweet enough to eat on their own. Now that we have a steam juicer, I think we'll take a stab at making crabapple jelly. Just a few jars, though. The majority of the crabapples will hopefully be snapped up by - and preferably picked by - others who would like to have them.
It is a challenge to get a good picture of the entire tree, as it is so oddly shaped. A few incidents of enthusiastic pruning by R. over the years have left it lopsided. For better or worse, I gather another pruning is in this tree's near future.
Several of the branches are so heavy with fruit, they almost touch the ground.