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Profile Image Eileen McHenry

emch

Gardening in mostly deep shade in Zone 6. My passion is adding more native plants to my landscape & clearing out the foreign invasives.

Malus sylvestris

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2022
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emch

Another profoundly #underrated plant with beautiful, #fragrant flowers and fruit, useful as food for humans and any number of other species.

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sieveheadsarah

Lovely Eileen, I must collect some this year as I’ve run out of crab apple jelly. 😀😋

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2022
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emch

Another spectacular year for these! #yum

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sushiwaitress

Can you eat them? Are they sour?

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emch

They're pretty sour but they're apples, all right, and with enough brown sugar they are delish @sushiwaitress

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sushiwaitress

@emch ooooooooo that sounds wonderful!

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2022
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emch

#springhassprung

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emch

#springhassprung

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emch

#quickreference To know whether your apple tree is a standard type or a crabapple, measure the fruits. This size or smaller -- 2" in American, LOL -- and you have yourself a crab apple. Any larger and it is the regular kind.

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2021
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emch

This is a find from the grocery store: a maple-brown-sugar-and-crabapple pie. Soooooo good. I confess I am deeply suspicious of the apples; the slices are about twice the size of the biggest crabapple I have ever seen. But they are extremely tart. Must. Find. Recipe. #yum

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KariSamuel

Is it from the bakery case at your store? They might give you the recipe! 🍎🍏🍎

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emch

That's a bold strategy that I will try @KariSamuel !

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KariSamuel

I have done the same for a salad recipe! 😊 I could figure out the ingredients, but the dressing had me perplexed! Smoked paprika!

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charlotte

Looks delicious

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emch

@charlotte @KariSamuel I used the discovery of this pie as my positive for team meeting today and a co-worker said, "That sounds like something you'd serve with possum." Philistine!

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KariSamuel

Ha! I would eat it off a rock! Looks delicious!

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emch

I don't think it will come to that @KariSamuel LOL

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2021
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emch

Leaves are falling, revealing the apples #midwesternnative #101uses

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2021
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emch

Going to be another great year for these! #fragrant #midwesternnative #101uses

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alan1111

It's heavy with fruit, lovely

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2021
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emch

More of those #fragrant shooter marbles #midwesternnative

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emch

Now these really are crabapples...This tree at work makes apples the size of shooter marbles, super #fragrant #midwesternnative

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cerisse

I used to make jelly out of them

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thehardygardener

I love the jelly, these trees are a bit wonderful

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2020
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emch

Like fragrant shooter marbles. #notmyplant but I bring a bagful home of this #apple from work every year, put them in the slow cooker with brown sugar or maple syrup and YUMMERS

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alisons50

I don’t think I have ever see such large crabapples, maybe half this size!! It must love where it’s planted!!

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emch

@alisons50 -- I suspect they are just a really nice cultivar with honking big fruits. They are so neglected it isn't even funny.

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