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Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
Rambo apple waiting to ripen.

Hoping for a fall harvest

This year might be the year I actually harvest apples from an apple tree I planted 10 years ago.

The tree started as a cutting taken from the last tree planted by Johnny Appleseed and budded to preserve this piece of history. The apples growing on this tree are suppose to be Rambo apples.

Last year I had apples for the first time, but the drought caused them all to fall off before they had a chance to ripen.

This year I am determined to harvest some apples. I am going to water the tree if needed, but so far there has been enough rain.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)