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Maine Heritage Orchard Stewardship Apple
Maine Heritage Orchard Stewardship Apple The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) has established the Maine Heritage Orchard. Located in a renovated gravel pit in Unity, the terraced polyculture orchard will be unlike any orchard anywhere.

Under the direction of Fedco’s John Bunker, 240 apple trees have been planted so far with many more to follow.

You can join in this effort by becoming an Apple Steward. By purchasing a Heritage Orchard Stewardship Apple, you become the proud keeper of one of the varieties represented in MOFGA’s orchard. In the event that the orchard’s tree dies, you’ll have the backup so we can collect scionwood for grafting another.

We’ll send you a rare historic apple tree and a form to fill out. After planting your tree, you return the form with the tree’s location to MOFGA. MOFGA will contact you from time to time.

$30 from the sale of each tree goes to support the Maine Heritage Orchard (MeHO) project. All trees best grown from Z4-6. Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

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Additional Information

Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

• Click here for more info about apples.
• Click here for more info about cider apples.
• Click here for our interactive chart Pick the Right Apple.
• Click here for more information about rootstocks.