Apple Trees

I have had pretty bad luck with apple trees, they produce good but in 5 years they fall over and die.


Hurricane Harvey knocked this one over. I took all the apples off and got quite a few.


Tried staking it and pruning it.


And hurricane Irma knocked it over again, not going to worry about it anymore, roots are so busted up by now it’s chances are low. It really wasn’t the hurricane’s fault, just a depression by the time it got here, had to stake another one as well before the storms were ever thought of. I have had them break off at the graph before.

With these apples I am mostly going to dehydrate them, I’ve never done it before, basically used instructions found here:

http://www.gettystewart.com/how-to-make-homemade-apple-rings-in-the-dehydrator/

Used a Pampered Chef corer and slicer.


Filled the bowl with the lemon juice/water mixture.


Ended up with two bowls of slices, I did not put cinnamon on them so we will see how they are.

Put them in a Cabela’s 10 tray dehydrator using 9 trays, the bottom one has wax paper on it to catch drips.


Now it’s wait time for about 8 hrs!

Author: millcreekhomestead

Just a stay at home Dad trying to become more self sufficient in a world getting more dependent. It’s easy to get lost in all the things of the world, sometimes the best therapy is getting your hands dirty and growing something good!

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