BAM! Lost Apple tree, found. That ladder is 10' tall. These old trees are huge.
This apple is from a tree at Twig Farm. Michael Lee, owner of Twig Farm, collaborates with us on this cider.
These are some of the smorgasbord of boxes that we used for harvesting.
We work with neighbor and fellow cider maker Windfall Orchards to press the Lost Apples.
Fresh pressed cider, ready to begin fermenting. We used 5-gallon carboys so we could track each individual tree and determine if we wanted to propagate that old tree back into commercial production.
Barney Hodges, owner of Sunrise Orchards (our partner orchard), cutting budwood for the first five Lost Apple trees. We did 50 grafts of each tree and that will be the beginning of our "Lost Apple Orchard."
Budwood before we stripped the leaves. We name the apples primarily based on where we find them.
We sent this budwood to Wafler Nursery in NY for grafting to rootstock. That small bundle will become 250 trees that we'll plant at Sunrise Orchards in spring 2016, when the trees are 18 months old.
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