December 21, 2013 · 11:30 AM
You're invited to an heirloom apple tasting at my house. You will not find these apples at your local grocery store. I’m limiting the attendance to 10 people so we all can taste every variety. Please only sign up if you’re very likely to attend.
All these apples were grown at Indian Creek Farm in Ithaca New York. Ithaca is zone 5 like the Front Range– with a similar minimum temperature and length of growing season - so these apples can be grown here too.
The apples are: Ashmead’s Kernel, Black Oxford, Claygate Pearmain, Fortune, Golden Russet, Holiday, Mutsu (Crispin), Newtown Pippin, Northern Spy, Prairie Spy, Roxbury Russet, Spigold and Spitzenburg Esopus. Most are heirlooms along with a few newer varieties.
I’ll have info on the apples’ taste profiles, histories and growing details.
I’m asking $5 from each person to cover the cost of the apples – the box cost me $50 including shipping. (If I could have sourced these apples locally I would have.)
These apples are not organic but the farm told me they are very low spray.
If you like you may bring crackers or cheese to share. I’ll have filtered water on hand.
- Hope to see you there! - Judith