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Posts tagged “orchard

Looked Like Art to Me

Steve received a gift box of apples from a former colleague.  When he opened the box and placed it on the kitchen table, it looked like art to me. Found art?

Idared, Empire, Golden Delcious, and Winesap.  An orchard from New York.

(my knitted scarf at the bottom, I’d just come home late from school due to my photographing the Winter Concert.)

apples


Before They Get to the Store

Huge nets to keep HoneyCrisp safe from birds who like to peck the sweet flesh.  Rolls and rolls of Mylar to help the organic Gala apples turn red all over. Planting. Elaborate irrigation. Grafting. Fertilization. Some sprayed with calcium. Insecticide. The organic ones sprayed with fish oil.  Thinning- to space the apples out so they get a certain size.  After the harvest,they go to the packing sheds. They are sorted. Machines with light sensors separate them by color for different grades.  The apples need to be put into trays. packed following International Rules for Sanitation. Boxed Cold storage. Shipped to the store. We buy them . Eat them. 3 images of apples.

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Apple Trees Arch- Ohio Orchard-October 2009

Photo from the archives. V suggested posting an occasional favorite photograph  from before I started the blog.  She requested this one.

Ohio Orchard Apple Season October 2009

Anna, Erika, and Michael. Maura born a month later. Jack home napping with Dad.


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