Monday, September 22, 2014

It is apple update time

A Cortland still on the tree
Photo: Felicia Kasprzak
  We have already been to Mainely Apples in Dixmont, Maine two times.  They have 1650 trees there with 40 varieties of delicious apples.  The last trip we bought Ginger Gold, a cross of Golden Delicious and Albemarle Pippen developed in Virginia in the 1960's; what a great treat.
  We also have some Zestar an apple developed by the University of Minnesota in 1969.  Several Universities in apple producing states are always working up new varieties.  U Maine has an orchard in Winthrop that they work with.
Ginger Gold on the tree
Photo: Mainely Apples

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