We have about 30,000 apple trees that keep us busy year-round.
We pick, wash, grade and box about 4 million apples each apple season.
If you lined up our apple tree rows from end to end it would be about 44 miles long.
(Whew, that’s a lot of walking and riding tractors for our farmers and pickers.)
Even when the trees are “resting” in the winter, we are busy pruning, planting new trees, and drying apples.
In the spring, we have to rent bees to pollinate all of our apple trees. There aren’t enough natural bees to pollinate all our apple trees.
An apple tree likes to produce every other year, that’s why we thin the apples each year. This helps them to produce a crop every year.