Film: 4870

Farming + Rural Life | 1940 | Sound | B/W

Synopsis:

Wartime apple production, storage and transport.

Horse plough, sheep in a pen, cows, scything by hand, ploughing, sharpening hoes and scythes. Harvesting apples by hand. Orchards, during winter. Blossoms. Close-ups of apples. Orchard in Kent. Trained branches for agriculture. Bare-branched trees. Different styles of growing to suit climates and site. Supported trees. Staked trees. Man prunes the tree. Harrowing. Insect and fungus diseases. Catching moths on sticky paper. Weevils on cardboard. Red spider eggs. Lichen and mosses. Spraying insecticides and fungicides on the trees. Lots of blossoms shots. Apples. Thinning the crop. Harvesting. Collecting in baskets. Packing-station with oast-houses in the background. Bottles on conveyors. Storage for late use. Women grading apples. Wrapping apples. Lidding the crates. Loading a truck. Conveyor belts. Girl eats an apple. Commentary - "An apple a day keeps the doctor away!"


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