Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Local Pick Your Own Orchard

Posted by MrsG47 6-7 RI (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 7, 12 at 14:09

I went to our 'local' pick your own orchard yesterday to have a look at how they were pruning their apple trees. I was shocked to see the 'huge' mess of stinky, rotting apples on the ground. The smell was so bad you could hardly walk between the rows of 'columnar' pruned trees. They do little spraying as you could see the diseases on the fruit and trees. It is a 100 acre farm, not all planted. You walk into their shop and they are selling apples with stickers on them that say 'Gala', "HoneyCrisp' and all of the fine apples they do not grow. They have no cider press and the cider they sell is from Providence, RI. Go figure. I was so disappointed I had to get out of there. Is this common practice among commercial growers? Mrs. G

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Local Pick Your Own Orchard

Not seen that before, although at farmers markets I see pretend farmers selling imported fruit sometimes. Surprised the rotting apples smelled so badly- they usually convert to vinegar.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here