Apple picking is one of many wonderful outdoor autumn activities most upstaters partake in. If you can disregard what your opinion of what an upstater actually is we can move on and get to the point of this article.

Most of us just twist and pull until the tree decides it no longer wants to keep this apple growing. This however, can have devastating consequences to the tree and the apple orchard as a whole. If you pull the apple straight down you can rip more of the stem off and just a few inches above the apple of your eye is next years apple.

This can cost the tree it's harvest for next year and end up costing the orchard a lot of money in product loss. So to help keep the cost of apples down follow this simple technique and there will be plenty of apples for everyone.