These lovely, homegrown apples are my daughter’s reward for growing apples in the backyard. She has two trees that she planted herself five years ago, one for each of her children, and they are already loaded with beautiful and tasty fruit.

Once a staple in backyards everywhere, apple trees are relatively easy to grow and yield a rewarding harvest. When my mother was growing up, her small-town backyard contained apples, pears, plums, mulberries, and as many vegetables as could be planted on the property.

I remember enjoying the fruit from my grandmother’s trees when I was a girl, so I am thrilled that my grandsons will have the same wonderful experience of picking a snack from their own apple trees.

To learn more about this versatile and delicious fruit and growing apples in the backyard, order your copy of Apples of North America: Exceptional Varieties for Gardeners, Growers, and Cooks By Tom Burford.

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