Changes Around the Farm

Over the past few years, there have been several changes in technique and equipment that we hope will improve the production of our orchard. ​ First, we have planted several acres of high density tree systems in the past five years. Traditionally, there are approximately 500 apple trees planted in a single acre. In the high density system, there are close to 1,000 trees planted in one acre. Each tree in the high density system is tied to a bamboo post, rather than large cedar posts as in the traditional system. Although it costs more to install, the high density system will be more profitable in the long run. This is because trees are better directed towards bearing fruit, rather than woody

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