My dwarf apple tree has 3 different varieties grafted onto the root stock. The Discovery are ready first, followed by James Grieve and finally Fiesta, giving a lovely long picking season. This year it was really obvious that the blossom was developing at different rates. I wonder if that's anything to do with the cold/late Spring? It certainly felt like nature was waiting to pounce and then everything burst into life at once. These photos were all taken within minutes of each other...
|Discovery - blossoms over|
|James Grieve - blossoms fading|
|Fiesta - blossoms still opening|