NO! Not that kind! This has no relation to the last post.
This time I'm talking about the kind that grow on trees. This has been one exceptional year for all kinds of fruit trees. I have two different kinds of plumb trees and they put out bumper crops this summer. Also the peach tree that usually only has a few small and diseased looking examples, has been loaded with peaches as big as any you could buy at the store! And they tasted even better.
After riding all over the Island on my little "Mope-a-dope" (moped)and partaking of at least one apple from all those hanging over the road, and some in peoples back yard, it has to be noted that they are generally, much larger than usual, sweeter, even the ones supposed to NOT be, and with far less surface blemishes than most other years!
So why is that happening this time? I haven't seen anyone out spraying or pruning them. I'm thinking it has to do with the dry summer we have had and not much else! Anybody else got an idea or two?
I'm 73, Retired from 20 yrs. in the U.S.Navy as an Aircraft Engine Mechanic (reciprocating,round),Retired from 30 years in the LPG gas business here on the Island. I have 4 kids and 6 grandkids, and that is not enough! Love to build from scratch and attempt to fly radio controlled model aircraft with varying degrees of success. An avid reader since 8 years old. Classical is my music of choice closely followed by R&R from the 50&'s-70's!
"Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."