[gardeners] Apples

Harry Boswell (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 3 Jul 2001 14:39:30 -0500

For the first time ever, I think we may be getting a crop of decent
apples from our two trees.  I think this may be because an nearby
apple tree of unknown variety, which I think cross-pollinated our
trees for years and produced very poor, sour apples, is gone;  and
also because, for the first time, some of our red delicious apples
are actually turning red!

So, how do I know when they are ripe?  This is zone 8 (USDA).
Do I just keep going to the tree every few days and grabbing an
apple to take a bite from?