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Organic Raw Connecticut Honey

We at Autumn Harvest Orchard LLC collect local, pure, natural Autumn Harvest Honey 904 wildflower and apple honey. We are a member of the Connecticut Northeast Organic Farming Association (CT NOFA) and the Connecticut Beekeepers Association since 2005. We are an all organic apple orchard, and a vegetable and berry farm. Unlike many other honey producers, our hives are carefully tended to and located right on our farm. Continue reading Your Honey is Online

Fall Apple of the month

Our Fall Apple of the month, “Liberty”, is a Macoun parentage.

Liberty was developed at the famous Geneva Research Station in the 1960s.  It is derived from Macoun, and is very much a McIntosh-style apple, with red skin and juicy flesh. The flavor is well balanced, perhaps sharper than many of the Mac-related varieties but still with the characteristic vinous note.  Its other parent is an un-named research variety derived from Malus floribunda, from which it inherits resistance to scab.

It is grown quite widely in the eastern US, and is being promoted as a good variety for the backyard grower.

There is some evidence that Liberty is a triploid variety, with 3 sets of chromosomes instead of the usual 2 – or perhaps a partial triploid.  However it does not possess many of the typical features seen in triploid varieties (such as large size and vigour).

Source: http://www.orangepippin.com/apples/liberty

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