Testing Apples For Ripeness + A Super Helpful Calendar

One of my most asked questions is “How do I know when apples/plums/ pears are ripe?” I remember wondering that too. The realisation that harvesting required as much knowledge as growing, dawned the day I harvested a whole tree of apples in a rush of excitement because they were red. What a let down when […]

Testing Apples for Ripeness and Storing the Harvest

This year my 3m x 3m (I keep my trees pruned small), 6 year old Captain Kidd apple tree has given us 40kgs of beautiful apples (approx 266 apples). Last year the harvest was 50kg (about 333 apples). 300 apples a year, per tree – I think is a great yield from a backyard effort. […]