Summer time

Summer time and the living is busy here at Archibald’s!  The big job right now is hand thinning the trees.  What’s hand thinning?  It’s going tree to tree, and manually picking off the surplus apples.  A tree can only support so many!  Ideally, we want a single apple every 6″ & no clusters.  It’s a tedious job but worth while for a few reasons.  It gives the tree help with growing the fruit, as well as continuing to grow leaves, branches, roots… Also, come harvest time the fruit remaining on the tree will be larger.  It’s a win/win!

Here’s a quick video with a little more info:

Summertime… and the living is busy!

Posted by Sandy Archibald on Wednesday, July 10, 2019