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Most of the apples we grow are for wildlife but that doesn’t mean that we don’t also get our share for eating, baking, dehydrating, freezing, etc.

We harvested all of the Red Wealthy apples 1 1/2 - 2 weeks ago. These are great eating apples although you could also use them for pies if you wanted to. We kept many of them in refrigerators and gave away the rest of them to friends and family.

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We started picking Honey Crisp on Friday (Sept 23rd). We picked about 150# - 200# of them but there are still many to pick - more than we will ever use for sure…

You can see a broken branch on this tree in the background. We thinned apples 2 or 3 times this year but it still wasn't enough. Going to have to do better next year.
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We will eat a lot of these for eating apples for sure, but Elaine likes HC for dehydrating. She will dehydrate about 12-14 cases of these in the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately, her apple peeler broke down on her a couple days ago. She ordered a new one but the delay will set her back some for sure.
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Anyone else have any favorites that they are harvesting this year?
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I’m guessing you’re spraying them throughout the year? Looks great!!
Beautiful fruit,what is your spray schedule?
I pretty much follow the spray schedule (but to a much lesser degree) that I have posted several times in the past (can’t find it at the moment). I missed the dormant oil spray this year (probably the most important) as I was out of state a lot this year. Somehow I also missed a July spraying, but did manage to spray 4 times this year. Will try to get both of those sprayings in next year on the people apples, but these did pretty well this year in spite of my negligence.
Yes - That’s it.

thx Kevin.
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