Wow, the apple picking is still fabulous!
Heirloom Macs and Red Delicious, Cortland, Jonathan, Rambo (aka in France, the ‘bread and cheese’ apple) and others
When the first European settlers arrived in the New World, they found no apples, only a few types of wild crabapples. The earliest record of cultivated apples in New England appeared in 1623, just three years after the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock. The region has had a strong apple growing tradition ever since.A number of varieties were discovered here, including the popular heirlooms Roxbury Russet, America’s oldest named variety, in 1635; Baldwin; Northern Spy; and Rhode Island Greening.
Today, about 30 to 40 varieties are grown in commercial quantities, many right here at King Blossom Farm! Many more are planted in smaller amounts. New Hampshire’s leading apples are McIntosh, which accounts for about two-thirds of the crop; Cortland; Macoun; Empire; Gala; and Honeycrisp. Come enjoy our heirloom apple trees and pick your own. A great way to spend a fall day!
Apples available at King Blossom Farm
- Heirloom Macintosh (120+ years old)
- Heirloom Red Delicious (120+ years old)
- Summer Rambo – French dessert apple (a.k.a. ‘bread & cheese apple’)
Also available in limited quantities:
- Yellow Transparent
- Yellow Delicious
- Winter Banana
- King David
- St. Lawrence
- Black Oxford
- Honey Crisp
- Stark’s Early Blaze
- Blue Pearmain
- Gold Rush