We will be set up for tasting of 20+ apples, making and serving cider and other food products from the farm. Noon until dusk both days.
Apples at Skipley Farm are beginning to yield with a precocity that rivals any standard.
With 4500 lineal feet of trellised apples in a block of apples growing 80 varieties on Budagosky-9 rootstock(dwarf to 10 feet) and about 2 pounds per running foot of apples, there are 9000 pounds of fruit to be experienced. Wettish year, clay-loam soil, 1st Kaolin Clay spray (‘Surround’) was delivered august 16th for apple maggot;<1% coddling moth at this point-next gen to be interrupted with clay, possibly. Kaolin is a silica-based finely ground clay that inhibits insect activity up-to 95% when applied consistently. Compost teas (Nettles, Comfrey, Horsetail, provides the silica component, and penetrant supplied by garlic according to Michael Phillips, author of Holistic Orcharding