Prolific Apple Tree – Fruit Picking Programs

Q: I have a huge apple tree in the back of my mobile home lot that produces hundreds of pounds of green apples that fall onto three other mobile home lots. I want to apply a fruit inhibitor, or get a jet spray to hose off the blossoms because of all the problems decaying/rotting fruit produce. I do not want to cut the tree down, just hinder or eliminate fruit. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In B.C. we have several volunteer groups that pick fruit from trees where the owners don’t have the time or ability to deal with it. The fruit is usually donated to food banks. From an online search, it looks like you have a similar group in Albuquerque.

See the information below. Your problem could become an opportunity!

Albuquerque Community Fruit, Albuquerque, NM

The Fruit Tree Project Vancouver, BC