Pick Your Own Apples
Pick your Favourite Apples!
The apple is a pome fruit, in which the ripened fruit and surrounding tissue both become fleshy and edible. The apple flower of most varieties requires cross-pollination for fertilization. When harvested, apples are usually roundish, 5–10 cm (2–4 inches) in diameter, and some shade of red, green, or yellow in colour; they vary in size, shape, and acidity depending on the variety.
Picking Fresh apples directly from the farm is going to be fun and adventure, you will be having an amazing experience and will get a chance to know more about apple & rural life (Pahadi Life) in Himachal.
In India Apple is Mainly cultivated in the states Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh & Uttrakhand. Himachal Pradesh has Earned the title of “Apple State” as the apple was first cultivated in Thanedhar village of Shimla District. Apple is also the main cash crop of the state. Himachal is known for the apples not only in the country but also worldwide.
In the early 20th CE a young American called Samuel Evans Stokes (also known as Stayananda stokes), who belonged to a wealthy family, came to India. Stokes went to America and found a hybrid name “Red Delicious” and grafted the sample. When he came up with the fruit it was extremely delicious and the size was also good.
Apple varieties, of which there are thousands, fall into three broad classes:
1.) cider varieties 2.) cooking varieties; and 3.) dessert varieties, which differ widely but tend to emphasize colour, size, aroma, smoothness, and perhaps crispness and tang. Many varieties are relatively high in sugar, only mildly acidic, and very low in tannin.
Some Varieties are:
- Red Delicious
- Red Fuji
- Granny Smith
- Pink Lady
- Honey Crisp
- Golden Delicious
Rules to follow in Apple picking session:
- Don’t shake the trees while plucking apples as it could lead to the fall of apple and damage.
- Don’t Litter Around maintain the cleanliness.
- Your pickings would be weighed at the picking booth and will be charged accordingly.
- Children should be accompanied by adults.
- No pets allowed