Educational

Wild Bees – Be Counted!

Recent Cornell study surveyed 54 bee species pollinating apple flowers here at Reisinger’s Apple Country. 

Rick’s Orchard Journal

Check out our Journal to see what we’re up to each day in the orchard!

School Tours

We welcome school groups for tours and information. Please contact us to find out the details and to schedule a date/time.

What we do on the Farm

One of the most common questions we get asked by visitors to our Farm is: “What do you do during the rest of the year?”

We are happy to tell you about what we do on the farm.

We have created some educational materials about each season:

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Apple Facts

Browse these interesting tid-bits and improve your apple trivia!
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  • Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
  • A medium apple is about 80 calories
  • Most apples are still picked by hand in the fall.
  • Apples are a member of the rose family.
  • Americans eat about 19.6 pounds or about 65 fresh apples every year.
  • 25% of an apple’s volume is air. That is why they float.
  • It takes energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.
  • One of George Washington’s hobbies was to prune his apple trees.
  • Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated.
  • Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500 B.C.
  • It takes 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.
  • The science of apple growing is called pomology.
  • Apples harvested from an standard tree can fill 20 boxes that weigh 42 pounds each.