At Peake Orchards we are concerned about our environment but also realize that growing quality fruit in our area with the our damp high humidity spring seasons make some spraying necessary. We use a minimal spray program so we can provide you quality fruit that doesn't compromise your health. We use no herbicides in our orchard. We use integrated pest management in the orchard to keep the sprays to a minimum. The last couple of seasons the last spray that we put on the trees was in mid June. With none of our varieties being ready to pick until mid September that is a big window with no spray until harvest. Compared to other commercial orchard that is VERY minimal. We have apples starting in mid Sept. to fit every need. We feel that our Cortland make some of the best APPLE SAUCE that we have ever eaten. Of course Honeycrisp is an apple that many people are getting very excited about with it's TENDER CRUNCH. We have Haralson for the BEST apple pie and also a very tart eater for those who like a little snap. On the other hand we have many SWEET eaters that think that Connell Red are as good as an apple gets. Our Regent is a good crisp middle of the road SWEET/TART favorite. We also have some new exciting varieties in the ground that we haven't even had a chance to taste yet, so there will be things to look forward to in the future. We hope we can send some great apple your way real soon !!
Thanks, The Peake's