Here are the names of the varieties in the orchard: Winesap, Ben Davis, Baldwin, Esopus Spitzenburg, Duchess of Oldenburg, Opalescent, Winter Banana, Transparent. The Transparents come and go in the early weeks of summer.
Over the past 2 years we have begun to prune the orchard and keep the fallen apples picked up. In just this short time we have noticed significantly more perfect and tasty apples. So we plan to keep at it.
If anyone might be interested in “adopting an apple tree” – we’d be interested in training you to prune and care for a tree and then you would have a major decision in how the fruit is harvested and used, with a good portion given to the food bank or other hungry local people hopefully! If this is of interestl, please contact Janet Farness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Nov. 27, we had an apple tasting after church and that was fun and delicious. We tasted 7 varieties on Nov. 27! Meanwhile – enjoy the pictures of these handsome apples!