Harvesting Methods & Resourcesvintage apple picking photo


Build Your Own Tree Shaker Рfor those who would like to use the shake and catch method instead of a ladder for for apples and plums.  Designed by Village Harvest volunteers to mimic the tree shakers that were used before mechanical shakers were developed.

Ladder-less Harvesting Techniques – Villages Harvest publication summarizing different techniques that their volunteers developed over the years.

Harvesting and Storing Tree Fruit – Iowa State University

What is Backyard Orchard Culture РDave Wilson Nursery.  Includes ideas for high density planting, successive ripening and pruning in a backyard orchard.