Fruit : Apples


Tuesday 22 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

For most folk, the sight of apples growing on trees is no big deal (and for one of the Spikey’s, well, they have hundreds of apple trees), but here in the hot southwest of Turkey, growing hard fruits like apples is a bit of a hit and miss affair.

They grow well higher up in the mountains, but here in the foothills, we exceed 40C (100) on almost a daily basis over our long dry summers, and these trees do NOT favour such conditions.

So I’m really pleased to have just a few apples on the trees this year 🙂












23 thoughts on “Fruit : Apples

  1. positively scrummy! 😀


  2. dayphoto says:

    Good luck! I grew up on on a 180 acre apple orchard. My parents and grandparents grew other fruit also…but apples were the main stay.



  3. swamiyesudas says:

    I am surprised, Spike, that You even try to grow them at 40 deg C! In India, they are leaving it Very much to the natural climatic conditions. Oranges in Central India, Apples in the high north, Coconuts in the coasts, etc. Kudos on Your efforts.


  4. Hannah Waldner says:

    Our summers are that hot too but only for June and July, so our tree usually grows enough for a few snacks and many for the birds to eat. Our pears do well though. Winter gets to -40C here, although I’m less find of that. 🙂 Have a happy day!


  5. fredrieka says:

    apples I love apples


  6. John says:

    Spike, what variety are they? Our Gravensteins can take the heat, but always touch and go.


  7. Pimpf says:

    they look nice 🙂


  8. Lovely apples ❤ You did a great farming work with them. Growing something with love and care are on of the most meaningful part of life. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  9. lizard100 says:

    Our apple tree is doing better this year. But we do have some dodgy looking fruit. The pear looks amazing!


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