The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) recently established the Maine Heritage Orchard 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, nearly 300 apple trees have been planted so far with many more to come.
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 with a description if it’s not listed in this catalog, 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' bare-root trees)