The apples on the tree are ripe. I kept trying them here and there over the last few weeks and they were super tart. The puppies even sampled the ones that fell off the tree, using them as chew toys. As of this week our apples are red and delicious. I think I'm in love with our apple tree. I wonder if I can talk Pete into planting a few more. One tree is just not enough apples for pies in the freezer.