In the winter, it is time to prune. The pruning methods we use ensure maximum sunlight penetration during the growing season. This allows for the juiciest, most flavorful apple possible.
During spring the apple trees awake from their winter sleep. In early May, the trees blossom – a truly beautiful spectacle. Bees are brought in to pollinate the blossoms. Once the bees have done their job, we assess the fruit set and adjust the crop load for maximum yields of high quality apples.
Integrated pest management, thinning and maintenance.
During the fall harvest most visitors to our retail market will see only a small portion of what happens during our busiest season. The harvest crew of 15 – 20 workers is out in the field gently harvesting the apples by hand and transporting them up to our coolers and packing line. Once the apples are at our plant, they are either packed for our wholesale customers and retail store or put into the coolers to be packed later. We also truck many of our apples to other packing houses that in turn sell to larger retail chains.
The harvest season lasts about two months and is seven days a week, as weather permits. So, after the last apple is brought in, things slow down considerably and we rest up for next year’s pruning.
We invite you to come and enjoy the beauty of our ponds and the scenic location on Apple Blossom Drive.