Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hans Herr House

 I visited the Hans Herr House at Snitzfest and They had laid out a cornucopia of apples to taste. I tried easily a dozen apples I'd never even seen previously. I'll just list them all off now:

Baldwin
Belleflower
Chenango Strawberry
Cox Orange Pippin
Doctor of Germantown
Dutchess of Oldenburg
Gravenstein
Grimes Golden
Hyslop Crabapple
Lady
Laxton's Superb
Maiden's Blush
McIntosh
Northern Spy
Pound
Red Astrachan
Roxbury Russett
Sheepnose (Black Gilliflower)
Smokehouse
Spitzenburg
Stayman Winesap
Summer Rambo
Tollman Sweet
Washington Strawberry
Watermelon (unknown variety even to them)
Winter Banana
York Imperial

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dries Orchard

I visited Dries Orchard a few weeks back. [LINK] While their selection of apples was excellent, their own brand of cider was pretty bad. It was watery, bland and neither sweet nor tart, nor acidic. It was kind of like slightly brown water. On the upside they had a nice crisp pint of Ginger Golds and Ida Reds waiting for me


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Farm Stand Stop

The farm stand had no apparent name.
But they had a nice stock of Granny Smiths and Macintosh.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Apple Cider Slushy

Knoebels Amusement park has a stand shaped like an apple that sells candy apples, caramel apples and apple cider slushys. It was my first apple cider slushy but it will not be the last.



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Oylers Organic Cider



I drank most of a quart of cider today. I could have shared better. It was from Oylers Organic Farms in Biglerville, PA and certified organic by PCO.I'm not a stickler for organic produce or cider for that matter, but this was some good cider. It was sweet, complex and very cloudy giving it a heavy rich taste I'd almost equate with chocolate. Damn fine stuff.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Which Apples For What?

Fedco is amazing at this sort of thing. Leave it to an enclave of agrarian anarchist hippies to work out which applies should best be used for what purpose. Is that a desert apple? Is it a baking apple?  Could it be used as a cider apple?  Fedco knows.