copyright the Chronicle September 30, 2015
by Tena Starr
In the apple growing business, they call this an “on” year, but “on” doesn’t come close to describing this year’s harvest.
It’s a banner year for fruit in general, but the apple crop is beyond abundant.
It’s so good, in fact, that Kate Butler at Labour of Love landscaping in Glover finds she has an unusual amount of work pruning apples trees with branches that have simply broken off from the weight of the fruit they’re bearing.
“We do apple tree work as a matter of course anyway,” Ms. Butler said. “But there are people whose trees have not been worked on in some years, and they’re having a lot of trouble with breakage. It’s a confluence of events.”
Wild trees and trees planted domestically by home gardeners are having the most trouble, she said.
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