Tag Archive | fruit

Apples to apples in Lewisburg

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I have some tree-related questions that maybe you readers can help me with.

Last week, photographer Rob Inglis and I were in downtown Lewisburg when we spotted this tree (above).

What was particularly noteworthy about the tree is it appears to be smaller crab apples on the bottom and larger green apple/crab apples on top. Neither of us had seen anything like that before.

Is it normal for apple trees to be like that? My parents have a crab apple tree, but it’s only the smaller red ones. I’ve never seen a “split” one.

Anyone out there know? What’s going on in downtown Lewisburg?!

What’s your favorite summer fruit?

photo I’ve been in heaven the past couple of weeks, as everywhere has been stocked full of sweet cherries.

At left is a picture of the amazing specimens I had last night.

Yummmm.

The problem is, I eat so many sweet cherries this time of year, I’m concerned I’m going to turn into a sweet cherry, a la the girl in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with the blueberries.

But I don’t think I really care though. As long as I can still eat more.

I know that not everyone has a problem with cherries. Some like blueberries, strawberries, sweet corn.

It’s all here in the Valley for you.

Summer is high time for a variety of delicious foods (Look, I realize corn is not a fruit, don’t judge me).

What is your favorite summertime treat?