Apple Road Trip

Just so you don’t think I’ve been slacking the last few days, above is a photo from our apple road trip we’ve just returned from.  We traveled to North Carolina and Virginia on the trail of Old Southern Apples, and started out with a visit with C. Lee Calhoun, author of the book by that very name.  The next day we visited the heritage orchard at Horne Creek Farm in Pinnacle, NC, where Lee has planted an orchard with hundreds of the varieties he’s found in his trips across the South hunting down old varieties.

The tree behind me is Terry Winter, and although larger and deeper in color, tasted identical to the ones we just finished harvesting here in Southern California.  It was nice to be able to sample how these apples taste in their native home; I’ll be doing a few more posts on this trip in the coming days and even a couple of You Tube videos.

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