Harvesting Methods & Resources
Build Your Own Tree Shaker – for 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 – Dave Wilson Nursery. Includes ideas for high density planting, successive ripening and pruning in a backyard orchard.