Talking About Heritage Apples

Talking About Heritage Apples

Date: Sat. 12 Dec, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Duration: 2 Hours

December 12, 2:00-4:00 Maine Heritage Orchards and New Harpswell Discoveries, at the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (153 Harpswell Neck Road)
Many old varieties of Maine apples have been rediscovered in Harpswell and John Bunker has come to Harpswell regularly over a long period of time. More recently Harpswell Heritage Apples has formed in 2006 and have brought more apples to his attention. Harpswell originating apples are apple trees that have been found alive in Harpswell and used to create new trees through grafting. Varieties from Harpswell that are now in the Maine Heritage Orchard in Unity, Maine include: Gloria Mundi, Firehouse, Norton Greening, Naked Limb Greening, Early Red Bird and aka Lumpy Red.
John Bunker lives in Palermo, Maine and is a leading expert on old variety apples and is an authority on historical orchard practices and traditions. He founded FEDCO Trees which is a key part of what has become the FEDCO cooperative in Clinton, Maine.

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