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Celebrate autumn with the great ideas in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Apple orchard
- Ladder (optional)
Contact the orchard
Contact the apple orchard to confirm the apples are ripe and ready for picking.
Select ripe apples
Select firm, crisp, ripe apples without bruises.
Twist the apple stem
Twist the stem upward until the apple breaks from the branch. Do not pull the apple downward from the tree.
Place apples in a container
Gingerly place your apples in the bucket. Bruised apples will rot more quickly.
Store apples in a cool place
Store your apples in a cool, dark place where they will not freeze, ideally in a spot with high humidity. Properly stored apples will provide healthy snacks for weeks.