How Do You Like Them Apples?

Apple 1

Apple 1

How do you like them apples?

Tomatoes 1

Tomatoes 1

And how about these little cherry tomatoes?

Hmmm, wait a minute, isn’t that plant a bit spiky for a tomato plant?

Tomatoes 2

Tomatoes 2

Yes, you could be right.

So what about them apples then?

Apple 2

Apple 2

That also looks spiky.

Apple 3

Apple 3

Yes, it’s the same spiky plant. It’s been sitting in a massive pot on my stoep for years and suddenly this year decided to have ‘fruit’:

Little red berries looking like baby tomatoes and the ripest ones looking like apples.

 

post script: Β This is the best explanation (scroll down the answers) I can find for the phrase How do you like them apples.Β 

But I suspect most of us know the phrase from Good Will Hunting.

 

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42 thoughts on “How Do You Like Them Apples?

  1. beeorganizedwithpamela

    It’s an asparagus fern. They are tough as nails here in AZ. They endure the heat and stay green all year. Hard to kill. I sometimes pull out a few bits and add them to my annual pots for some cascading greenery. The birds will eat the fruit.

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      1. blosslyn

        I have never even seen the white flowers, they are always just green spiky indoor plants in the garden centres, must look lovely with white flowers πŸ™‚

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  2. Jackie Jain

    Wow! That’s awesome Sci. I was thinking why you took the snap of an apple from such a close distance. After reading about comparison about apple and tomatoes plant, I realized the difference. Yes, they are spiky for apple. Congrats for the apple. Finally, it has become fruitful . πŸ™‚

    Have a beautiful day. πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Yes, I see you’re right πŸ™‚ I didn’t know.
      I just like that it’s always green πŸ™‚
      So – did you guess straight away that it wasn’t an apple? πŸ™‚

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      1. Midwestern Plant Girl

        Eh πŸ˜‰ you know you have to get up pretty early to fool me on the plant stuff!
        To stump me, you have to go back to the prism shining on your crock shoe kinda thang. I had no clue what that was! Aside from a cool photo!

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