Starting an orchard can feel a bit overwhelming- especially if you didn’t grow up in a farming community. So we put together our favorite orchard supplies to help you get on your way toward growing your own fruit. These tools will make growing fruit much easier and help you to keep your trees healthy and producing year after year.
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Selecting The Right Orchard Tools For Your Farm
When we moved to Tennessee 20 years ago we didn’t know anything about growing fruit. Over the years we’ve done tons of research on growing an organic orchard, and through trial and error found a system that works for us. Everyone’s orchard care routine is going to look a little different but these orchard supplies will be helpful no matter what you grow.
Orchard Tools: Pruning Tools
Pruning is an important garden supply for making sure that your orchard remains healthy.
One of the most important orchard tools you can have is a good set of loppers. These will help you to prune larger limbs and also reach limbs higher in the tree.
With its curved blade beveled on both sides, The Opinel No10 Pruning knife is the ideal tool for grape-picking, shrub pruning, cutting ties and cutting fruit which makes this a great orchard tool.
This handheld pruner can cut small branches neatly and smoothly while keeping the fibers intact and not damage the branches. This is a great orchard tool for your arsenal.
Professional quality loppers, designed for pruning large branch forestry trees, outstanding for the removal of large vine cordons and large branches on fruit trees which makes it another great tool for our orchard supplies list.
Orchard Tools: Sprayers
Orchard sprayers are another big piece of orchard supplies list that are absolutely necessary no matter how you grow your trees. With a sprayer, you can to keep away disease and bugs from your fruit trees.
Trombone sprayer is useful for trees, hedges and low-growing plants. This orchard tool sprays up to 25 feet which makes it a great sprayer for tall trees. This is one we use on for our orchard.
Have shorter trees? We use these hose-end sprayers as an orchard tool for our very young trees.
Another great piece on our orchard supplies list is this 4-gallon backpack sprayer. This is great if you have a lot of fruit trees this is a great choice.
This is another orchard tool that we use around here, it has a surprising range and is perfect for spraying trunks.
This sprayer is another excellent orchard tool for when you have a ton of trees. It has an adjustable spray gun that can spray up to 25 feet vertically and 30 feet horizontally.
Orchard Supplies To Protect Your Harvest
Looking for some orchard supplies to protect your crop? Try these!
Well-made fruit cover bags keeping squirrels and birds away from fruits or vegetables. Not only providing good protection for fruit, but also increasing your fruit yield
Heavier material to block bird pecks, fruit flies and June bug. NOT effective with really determined rodents & squirrels since this is not made of metal mesh.
Netting can be placed like this is a great orchard tool that will protect your crop from the birds without hurting the birds.
Orchard Supplies: Harvesting Tools
Some of the best products you can invest in for your orchard, are orchard tools to help you harvest like these:
This orchard supplies tool allows you to pick fruits without climbing a ladder and with no fruit or tree damage. Slim, lightweight, convenient and labor-saving, very practical Use the teeth of the ring to cut fruit down and gather them in the bag.
This fruit picker is very similar to the one we use, it includes an Eversprout Extension Pole (6.5 to 18 ft) and Twist-On Basket (13” x 5.6” x 5.6”). Fruit Basket twists onto 3-Stage Aluminum Extension Pole & extends to any length from 7-to-19 Feet. Reach up to 26 feet when standing.
This is another great orchard tool that makes our orchard supply list! This nut collector can collect buckeyes, horse chestnuts, pecans, acorns, walnuts, butternuts, hickory nuts, chestnuts, sweetgum seeds, lemons, limes, tangerines and more.
Orchard Supplies: Baskets, Bags & Aprons
Another great orchard supplies item is this Agrikon Harvest Apple Barrel Fruit Picking Bag
- Used for harvesting Apples, citrus, and pears.
- Lightweight, semi-ridged bag
- The bag is foam padded inside and around the mouth
- Worn in front of the body, waist-high
- Designed to harvest The most delicate of tree fruit
- Vintage-inspired orchard design
- Multi-way straps for easy handling
- Water-friendly and non-absorbent
- Bottom drop-out for easy unloading
- Removable waterproof liner
When you are growing your own food you can never have too many baskets, this is one you can find in our own stash of orchard supplies.
I really love this orchard tool, it keeps your hands free while your working.
This fruit picking bag is the most used and preferred by the best citrus pickers in the industry. Fruit picking bags can also be used for apples, pears, berries, peaches, lemons, avocados and a variety of other fruits and vegetables.
CONVENIENT GARDEN APRON FOR HANDS-FREE HARVESTING – Easy-to-access pouch is designed to hold your veggies, berries, and herbs! Release the pouch at the bottom to easily empty your harvest into your sink for easy washing.
Other Great Orchard Tools
Some other great orchard supplies would be:
This kind of ladder is super hand to have on hand when you are harvesting trees. The tripod keeps it steady while still allowing you to get in close to the tree.
Another great orchard tool to keep on hand would be this grafting kit, so you can graft your own fruit trees.
Have an orchard tool you love? Let us know in the comments!
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