We have so many apples! It’s time to try something new and make hard apple cider. I have an apple press and grinder reserved for Labor Day so spending the weekend picking our apples and washing them. I look forward to documenting the cider making process.
Golden Delicious – I picked from 10:30am – 1pm and then handed it over to farmhand Will Burke to reach the high apples. The tree produced two buckets.
Hauer Pippin We moved on the Pippin from 2pm – 3pm. This tree is doing exceptionally well considering that it leaned over on the hillside and grew branches straight up which are now really tall. It also self-propagated so we have a new, smaller tree growing.
The pippin is ripe much later in Fall with red stripes, but I need apples for the cider and went ahead and picked them. We’ll pick more tomorrow along with the Gravensteins.