Looking at Apples & Drinking Cider

Looking at Apples We have over forty apple trees and they are very old. We think William Perry planted them in the late nineteenth century. We are slowly identifying the trees and learning about apple characteristics in the process. We have old heritage varieties such as Golden Russet, Alexander, Ashmead's Kernel, Cox's Orange Pippin, Bishop's Pippin and Gravenstein. Some varieties we know are of a general type, such as Greening or Newtown Pippin or some of the early golden varieties like August Apple, a local name. My favorite apple name is Transcendent Crab. If you have to be a crabapple you might as well be transcendent. We took pictures of each variety and began to build an apple

Where History Meets Hospitality is a blog about all things Nova Scotian with significant focus on Shelburne & Shelburne County Areas of Nova Scotia's South Western Shore.

Learn about the history, the people and the synergies that make this place we call home...'home'. Sometimes it will be for too short visits. Other times it may be something more extended.

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And perhaps you'll help us understand and explain the synergies that often contribute to the 'Calm' each of our lives  hopefully knows and appreciates.

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