Candid Life Photography | Images for Sale | Apple Snow Blossoms
Taken 23-May-07
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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Flowers
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Keywords:Alberta, Calgary, Canada, Chinook Arch, Experimental Farm, Saskatchewan, apple, apple blossoms, crabapple, hybrid, jelly, snow
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Dimensions3072 x 2304
Original file size2.13 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken24-May-07 07:13
Date modified24-May-07 07:13
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon PowerShot SD800 IS
Focal length17.3 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.6
Exposure1/25 at f/5.8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
ISO speedISO 233
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Apple Snow Blossoms

Apple Snow Blossoms

This prodigious tree is a hybrid, a cross between an apple and crabapple tree. The fruit is round, tasty, red, and makes outstanding jelly. In Calgary it can snow in any month of the year, and a snowfall caught the tree in full bloom. The blossoms come early, well before the leaves are fully developed, and the fruit is ready for picking in a good year by the end of August. The tree was developed at the Agricultural Experimental Farm in Saskatchewan to survive harsh winters, and it is the hardiest fruit tree to grow in the Chinook Arch.