Apples slowly recognizing winter is here

Even two and a half weeks since the beginning of a significant cold snap, the young apple trees look like they barely know it is fall.

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There is, however, more “fall” color now than there was just six days ago.

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The first apple tree (the rightmost tree in the first photo) is a red-fleshed variety. Its new foliar growth is also quite red, and the leaves retained a significant red tint well into summer. So it is not surprising that it also has the greatest fall color of any of these apples.