The economics of high density apple orchards in California
SummaryHigh density plantings of apples have a definite potential under California conditions. The large development costs are more than offset by the early production of the high density plantings. The higher the interest rate, the more advantage there is to the high density plantings. Under the price and cost relationships used in this study, orchards with a 12 ton potential production were not profitable at any density of tree plantings.