Less than 24 hours after mowing and the apples continue to fall. These are three of our four apple trees.
I found a method that seems to work: I use a garden hoe to "pull" all the apples into piles. Then I crouch down and toss the apples from the piles into a wheelbarrow. This method beats bending over to pick up apples one by one, and it's easier on my back. When the wheelbarrow is full, I roll it over to the compost pile to empty it. Apples make great compost. I'll be repeating this a few more times this year until all the apples have fallen.