Apples are starting to appear here; looks like there will be plenty for harvesting in Autumn. Many of the apple trees around here are “wild”; that is, they’re survivors of abandoned orchards and farms of years ago.
Apple trees were brought to Maine initially in the 16th Century by European fisherman who planted them on the sea islands where the men camped. Much of the apple crop that’s picked locally goes into cider presses. It reportedly takes about 36 mature apples to create a gallon of cider. (Brooklin, Maine)