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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Crab Apple

I have not known crab apple until I came here in the US. Well what I know about apple is the sweet and juicy one. I came here in the US in the middle of fall and what I saw for the very first time was all brown and trees are naked ^_^ Since here in Michigan it took at least six months for fall and winter to warm up I don't have any idea that we have several apple trees and pears but to my dismay they are sour! But because I do not care I try to eat it but it's just too sour no matter I eat it with salt can't eat more than two. When every flowers and trees are blooming the fruits started to show their beauty I had a good time taking photos of the so called "crab apples". What about you bloggers what you call this sour apple at your area is it also "crab apple"?


Reminiscing the time when hubby was busy baling hay. The day is beautiful I took photos of him. I think the other photo here is a rose hip and here is one side of our barn. At the end of the busy day a beautiful sunset is captured too.

19 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

There is something about that shade of barn red that just sets my heart aflutter. The barn, the tractor... wonderful country pictures.

kimmy said...

hmmm.. this is the first time I heard of crab apples...

eileeninmd said...

I have heard of crab apples, I believe the blossoms on the tree before flowering are gorgeous. Loved the photos, thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

Ralph said...

I know of crab apples, but not tasted them, so I cannot say how they taste. Yet, for RT, they are little rubies that we can pivk from a tree!

Magnolia Cottage said...

A flowering crab apple tree is beautiful...crab apples I have tried are very sour. Love your photo collage and your sunset. Hope you will visit Magnolia Cottage.

Lisa

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beautiful mosaic, Kim! Crab apples have such beautiful blooms and fruit! ♥

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sometimes crab apples taste good cooked sliced up with lots of sugar and spices as a pie! Love your pretty photos, Kim!

Jama said...

I never know about crab apples before this. So what are they used for, for baking?

Felisol said...

If you are living on a farm having a hubby driving a proud red tractor, you are some lucky woman. The crab apples and the rose hips are full of vitamins and pectins and my grandmother used to collect them for making jam (rose hips) and crab apples for mixing the other sorts of berries for winter storage( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malus). I have yellow crab apples, but I only rarely collect them, they ripen so late in the autumn here north. Wonderful, rural pictures. I love them all.

Lola said...

In the UK, crab apples can be used to make crab apple jelly! (Recipes on internet!) Mmmmmm!!

Lovely post, Kim!

Dianne said...

these photos make me want to drive out to the country, right now!!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Looks like a beautiful day on your farm! Great pictures. I've heard of crab apple jelly. Never had crab apples, but maybe they be better cooked, with some cinnamon and sugar?

Emille said...

Love your pics of the crab apples, Kim! Would be neat to try the jelly made from them:)

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

i like apple...........

Liz said...

Love apples. Beautiful shots!

My RT2

Mel Cole said...

My husband's favorite flower are those crab apples :) they're fragrant. Hope you could visit My Ruby Tuesday 2 entry.

Mary said...

What pretty photos! I love the flowers of the crab apple tree, but have never tried the fruit... You have such beautiful rose hips -- in my yard, the deer eat them all winter long, and by spring there are none left on the branches!

Robin said...

Lovely photos. We saw a beaver chomping on rosehips on a trip to Maine last summer - I guess they're not sour for him :).

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Yes , we call them crab apples here in NC. I think the tree blooming is pretty, but I don't care for the fruit.
Your pics are beautiful !

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