How Do We Know the Apples are Ripe?

How Do We Know the Apples are Ripe?

Organic Honeycrisp & Goodland apples are almost ready! A starch/sugar test with iodine solution showed the sugar content is still low, even though the apples are looking great. Pictures show many trees are loaded and as soon as the sugar content comes up,...
What’s Going on at Green Bench Orchard

What’s Going on at Green Bench Orchard

Lots going on at Green Bench Orchard these days! The bees are pollinating fruit flowers, we’ve transplanted some apple trees, and we’re expanding the raspberry patch. We’re also experimenting with natural pest-control (geese!), and hosting a bee...
GRAND OPENING this weekend

GRAND OPENING this weekend

Organically grown, chemical-free Honeycrisp, Goodland, and Wealthy apple varieties are ready for the picking at Green Bench Orchard! GRAND OPENING this weekend, Saturday August 20th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday, August 21st, from 2-5 p.m. 120 trees are...