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.


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


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.