Ruth from southeast Aurora dropped me a line via the blog two days ago offering free green apples from her apple tree, which is going wild with fruit this year. Any Colorado locals are encouraged to take her up on the offer immediately, as the apples are ripe for the picking, in fact falling off the tree at this moment.
Contact Ruth at 720-217-6394 to schedule a pickup or get directions.
The timing is good for Gregg and me, too, as we’ll be down Denver way this week and plan to go get some for ourselves, though I don’t think I can handle more than a couple bags full. She believes they are Granny Smiths and they’re 2 to 2.5″ in diameter—good for pies and jams, she says. They’re organic as they’ve never been sprayed.
If you can’t use any apples yourself please pass on the word lest the fruits of nature’s bounty go to waste.
[Photo is not the actual tree; it is courtesy of Derrick Coetzee, licensed through Creative Commons.]