ACTIVITY and FORUM: Harvest Considerations

After reading/viewing this week's resources, please share responses to the following:

List a few important parameters to consider when choosing the optimum harvest date for any given apple cultivar in your orchard.

  • How might those parameters be different in different blocks on the same farm?
  • Which are the most important considerations for maintaining optimum storage quality?
  • Are those different from harvest for optimum immediate consumption?
  • Consider horticultural, weather-related, labor, and economic considerations