This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

crabapple jelly

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My mom has a crabapple tree that was full of very big crabapples this year. So I picked a basket full. I've never made crabapple jelly before. The apples are really tart (pucker), but the jelly is wonderful. And I love the color. (I used the recipe in Ball Home Preserving pages 107 and 109.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had no idea that you could actually eat crabapples, as silly as that sounds. Very cool!

September 28, 2017 10:51 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Most ornamental crabapples produce very small fruit - like berries. Even the birds don't eat it. But there are some crabapples that have large fruit. Maybe they are old fashioned trees. Less ornamental. My mom's tree is at the periphery of her yard against the woods. She didn't plant it. Maybe the birds brought in seed years ago. I wish I had more. I've already given away a number of jars of jam and we're almost finished one ourselves.

October 01, 2017 8:48 PM


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