worker picking apples at DeMarree Fruit Farm

Hands On: How NYS Apples Are Harvested

Commercial apple pickers utilize a platform to harvest Gala apples at DeMarree Fruit Farm in Wayne County, N.Y. Their picking speed and gentle fruit handling is mesmerizing - and essential to New York's apple industry. DeMarree Fruit Farm is a research partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Lake Ontario Fruit Program.

Photo by R.J. Anderson/ CCE