This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
I have on my grounds what to me is a curiosity. It is a third crop of apple blossoms. The. trees stand in the nursery in rows - the variety is the Maiden's Blush. Three trees now have apples on beginning to ripen; another lot about the size of hickory nuts, and on the same trees is a third set of blossoms. I have frequently seen a second set of blossoms but never the third.
[These are formed by the elongation of branches now, which usually remain till Spring and are then only "spurs." - Ed. G. M].