Jennifer E. Ferris is at it again. She has helped me with a few lost historical Lanark projects and now she is set out to document Lanark Apples and she has posted this– so if you would like your apple trees documented contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanted, news of old apple trees in your yard. Big and small, summer, fall and winter apples. Seeking to find old apple trees of all kinds. They may not look big in the trunk, or tall in the branches, or they may be little giants too. Dwarf to full size, they came in various sizes.
Please help reclaim our heritage, and share the whereabouts of any apple trees you may know of. Un pruned for many years, they may be overgrown, thick with branches and may only grow small little ‘pig apples’ now, but at one time they may have been amazing!
Please don’t cut them down, or do anything drastic. Please do save them from extinction, and keep them alive. If you wish to prune, read up first before making any cuts.
Back to my query. I am seeking a number of old apple varieties that may have been local once; Hume, Lawfam, Linda, Lobo, Atlas, Alexander, Wolf River, Melba, Joyce, Old Macintosh, Wealthy, Transparent, Duchess of Oldenburg, Fameuse (or Snow), Iroquois, Gravenstein, Russet, Pippins, or Greenings. There may be others whose names I have not discovered, but I would be delighted to learn of them.
I would like, with your help, to build a knowledge base of our heritage apple (or plum, pear, etc) fruit trees, in Lanark county to start, other areas as time permits. Please comment here or send me a private message. Even if you don’t know much about your tree, there are ways to find out what kind it is. Please reply, let’s find out together, and start saving our history and heritage from extinction.
I would be ever grateful for your help! I can also be reached by email at email@example.com
Jennifer has just started a Facebook page called Lost Lanark Legacy Fruit Trees to document everything.. CLICK here
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)