|Ben Miller (left) and Brandon Ledford (right) used hand loppers to thin out overly dense branches in 'Enterprise' apple trees.|
|Bill used pole pruners to cut scionwood from the upper branches of a selection from my apple breeding program, so he can propagate this selection.|
|Bill cut the scionwood of 'Sun Giant' and other apple selections into 6- to 8-inch pieces, then stores scions of each apple selection in a plastic bag in the fridge until spring, when he'll graft the scions onto rootstocks in our apple orchard.|
From Dec. 1 to May 31 we're open by appointment, so call 620-597-2450 (which rings in the house) or e-mail a day or so in advance, and leave a message saying when you're coming to get apples and/or pecans. If you drop by on a nice day and I don't see you come in, since I'm working elsewhere on the farm, ring the bell on the sales building. If it's very cold or raining or snowing and I'm not in the sales building, phone 620-597-2450 or come up to the house.