Best Angle, Inc.

Pennsdale, PA 17756

Best Angle Tree Stakes, Inc. was started by Clarence R. Wentzler and Karen Wentzler Woolever. Clarence and Karen are also the owners  and operators of Wentzlers' Fruit Farms, Inc.

The Wentzlers farm approximately 400 acres of fruit. The operation includes a large storage and packing plant, two farm markets, and a cider processing facility.

Of the 400 acres farmed, 275 acres of this operation consists of high density dwarf apple trees. The Wentzlers began planting dwarf trees in the late 1960's, and started supporting these trees in the early 1970's.

Over the years, they have planted a variety of  dwarf rootstocks, from interstems all the way down to the super dwarf M27.  In addition, the Wentzlers have explored a number of  planting styles including slender spindle, super spindle, french axe, multiple row bed, and 1 - 6 wire trellises.

When the Wentzlers started supporting their dwarf fruit trees in the early 1970's, they experimented with a variety of support systems, such as bamboo, conduit, wood, and wire. All of these support systems  proved unacceptable for one reason or another.

Thus, the Wentzlers produced the Best Angle Tree Stake. After recognizing the tremendous improvement in the support process, the Wentzlers  decided to offer their product to other growers.  The Wentzlers formed Best Angle Tree Stakes, Inc. in conjunction with Jersey Shore Steel Company.