Spring in the Orchard
Spring is an exciting time in the Ambrosia apple orchards. Soon signs of new life will appear, bees will buzz, and we will begin to see the first signs of our coming harvest.
The life cycle of an Ambrosia apple in the springtime begins with the blossoming of the apple tree. During this phase, delicate flowers appear on the trees, typically in April or May, depending on the climate.
As the flowers bloom, bees and other pollinators arrive – transferring pollen from one flower to another. Pollinators are essential for apple production!
After they are pollinated the flowers will begin to wither and fall off the tree, leaving behind tiny green apples.
Spring is a busy season for orchardists. Here are some of the steps that an orchardist may take during the Spring months:
- Pruning: Orchardists often prune apple trees in the springtime to remove dead or diseased wood, shape the trees for better fruit production, and promote healthy growth.
- Fertilizing: Orchardists may fertilize the trees to ensure they have the nutrients they need to produce healthy, flavourful fruit.
- Pest and disease management: Orchardists monitor the trees for signs of pests and diseases and take action to prevent or treat any problems they find.
- Blossom thinning: Some orchardists may also thin the blossoms on their apple trees in spring to promote more abundant fruit production.
For more detailed information on Pruning and Thinning Ambrosia apple trees visit our website, where you will find full videos explaining the complete process: https://ambrosiaapples.ca/growers-information/
We are so excited for the months to come! Keep following for an update this Summer on another update from the Ambrosia apple orchards.