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N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Apple of the Day…Duchess

product_115The Duchess apple is one of the first varieties that ripens on our orchard.  We start picking these around August 8th…give or take a week.  The Duchess tree is very winter hardy and does well in our climate. This apple originated in Russia. Duchess is a medium fruit with smooth yellow skin overlaid with a red wash, will turn completely red when exposed to the sun. The flesh of Duchess is tender, crisp, and juicy with a tangy flavor.  As with most of the early apples, the Duchess has a short storage life, so if this is your favorite I would be one of the first one’s here.  Many have said this is wonderful for making pies!


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