After a very short blossom period and a few quick hand-pollination attempts from me I think we have some Queen Cox apples growing! I’m very excited. After I found that ants were munching through the flower buds I really didn’t expect any of the flowers to be in good enough shape to be pollinated. But it seems I was wrong. The little applets (if indeed that is a word) are very cute don’t you think – all furry with a hint of blush. Can’t wait to see how they develop although I might have to think about (sigh!) thinning them because some of them are very close to one another.