I just don't get it. Here it is, December 15. We have had temperatures below 10F and a week where the highs did not go above the 40's. Most nights are in the 20's-30's. We have had two snow storms, and there is still snow on the ground. Why do my apple trees still have their leaves? Granted, they aren't looking as perky as they did in the summer, and some of the leaves have crispy edges or are entirely crispy.
|Tydeman's Late Orange|
Two of the trees have lost about 1/3 of the leaves. But the remaining leaves are pretty green.
I thought that perhaps the leaves were freeze dried, given that we had incredibly gusty winds during the below10F temperatures, and that I was fooled into thinking the leaves were still alive. But no, with the sun shining on them, they are soft and flexible.
|Calville Blanc d'Hiver|