The calls for large eating and baking apples continue to come in to Fruit Share. It’s great to know we’re rescuing so many apples and putting smiles on so many faces with those lovely Manitoba apples.
For all of you out there picking apples, here are a few apple picking tips to help you out.
- Start by removing any fallen apples that may be on the ground to keep them separate from the fresh ones you pick. Apples that have been on the ground for a while are at risk of contamination and should be composted. Once the area has been cleaned, any fruit that falls while you’re picking can be used. If you’re uncertain about the ground underneath the tree, lay down a tarp for apples to drop on. No matter how careful you are, some apples will drop to the ground while picking.