Aren't they cute? there were 34 of them, unfortunatly I had to cut them all off, they would have killed my sweet little tree. The tree is only a year old and would not have been able to handle the weight of the apples. Which brought up the wuestion : what do apple trees in the wild do ? I mean they are just as small but there is no one to cut off the itty bitty apples from them! If it kills all the little trees how come they arent all dead?