Apples used to make hard cider are quite different than sweet varieties made for eating. Here’s what you need to know about apples for the hard cider market.
Deer are a pretty big issue on my Wisconsin farm, so when I started a new orchard, I knew I’d need to protect the 10 young trees I planted. Here’s the fence I chose.
If your orchard is not near a hose or irrigation system, an inexpensive, gravity-fed leg tank on a wagon gets the trees the water they need.
An orchard full of mature apple trees is quite pleasant, but low-hanging branches can complicate or prevent mowing. A little pruning can make a big difference.