Autumn becomes particularly delicious with the traditional ritual of bringing in the apple harvest. We hope you choose Sandow Farm for your apple-picking traditions. Here is some useful information to assist you with your harvest:
The stem of a ripe apple will break cleanly when the bottom (calyx) end is tipped upward toward the spur from which it hangs. Gently place the apple in your bag. Dropping or throwing your apple could bruise it!
Remember: Roll the eye (calyx) to the sky. Roll up, don’t pull!
Keep apples in a cold but above freezing area, such as a fridge or garage.
Cover loosely in order to hold in moisture. Apples like high humidity.
Apples produce ethylene, which will ripen the fruit, so allow the apples to breathe.
Follow these tips and your apples will last for several months!
The nutritional profile of a good apple matters as much as the life-preserving constituents found primarily in the skin of our favourite tree fruit.