Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day one hundred and ninety-nine of that project.
Apples – Yum!
Did you know that every apple seed grows a unique tree?
I didn’t know that just because you plant a seed from a macintosh apple doesn’t mean you will get a macintosh apple tree.
Every tree, like people, is different.
So, in order to get apples, apple trees are grafted.
This opens up the possibility of actually having several different kinds of apples growing on the same tree. You see, you can graft different varieties on the same tree.
My oldest son had a tree that had 5 varieties of apple growing on it.
Pears are propagated in the same way. However, you can’t graft pear to an apple tree and vice-versa.