These tree were bought already one year old from the nursery. The have been planted in pairs to help in pollination and fruit propogation.
Well one year on and the apple trees are coming on...well...there is some life in them...at least we think there is. The Tropical Anna is looking a might.. well... dead... but we are hoping spring will bring on a burst of new life.
We have four trees planted - a Tropical Anna, a Fuji,
a Granny Smith & a Red Delicious. They are paired off and companion planted with Tansies and Nasturtiums. Nasturtiums act as a trap plant for aphids. They are meant to be an ideal plant to keep away the ants who set up pesky aphid herds on apple trees.