Stewardship Apple

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Stewardship Apple

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) established the Maine Heritage Orchard (MHO) in a renovated gravel pit in Unity, with the first trees planted on Earth Day 2014. MHO is home to hundreds of heirloom varieties of apples that were known to be grown in Maine dating back as far as 1630, as well as a growing collection of noteworthy, provisionally named seedling varieties grafted from impressive ancient trees found across the state.

Nearly 350 apple trees have been planted so far with many more to come. The trees are managed with innovative organic practices and planted on a terraced hillside alongside native flowers and shrubs to create a polyculture orchard unlike any other. MHO is an educational resource, open to the public during various workshops, tours and volunteer days throughout the year.

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 MHO. 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 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 project. All trees best grown from Z4-6. Maine Grown. (3-6' bare-root trees)



204 Stewardship Apple
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Additional Information

Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

For more info:
About Apples
Pick the Right Apple interactive chart
About Cider Apples
Planting distances
About Apple rootstocks