Maine’s Neglected Heirlooms

Many of us living in Maine find ourselves with ancient heirloom apple trees on our property, remnants of farmers long gone by. How many times do you drive along an old country road here to find a nearby tree spilling its sweet bounty all over the pavement? It seems we have an abundance of neglected fruit trees. We take them for granted because there are just too dang many apples everywhere here downeast. But are all apples created equal? And why might it be important to care about some of the more rare varieties found in our region? MOFGA does care and is doing something about saving vanishing varieties of heirloom apples. Click here or on the photograph to jump to the entire article by John Bunker.
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