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Drop off your plastic bags and canning jars at the orchard and we'll re-use them!

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We're also happy to take any picnic tables you're getting rid of - even if it's just the 'bones' of the table.


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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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Monday, August 17, 2009

Paula Red – First Fruit of Wisconsin’s Apple Season

This come directly from the Wisconsin Apple Grower Association Cookbook.

Nature did what plant breeders couldn’t – produce a McIntosh-type apple that matures in late summer rather than fall.

Paula Red is considered a McIntosh mutation, discovered around 1960 near a McIntosh orchard by grower Lewis Arends of Sparta, Michigan. Mr. Arends named the new variety after his wife, Pauline.

Paula Red has the pleasing tartness of McIntosh and a similar appearance with a red blush over a yellow-green background.

Sink your teeth into this tart, crisp apple, with light to cream-colored flesh and you’ll know fall is just around the corner.

Paula Red is a short-season apple typically from August 10 through early October and is equally good for eating, sauces [makes a pink applesauce!], juices or pies.

Apples that mature before Labor Day won’t keep more than a few days, so enjoy them while they’re available. Why not kick off the apple season with a fresh, summer apple salad.

These are now available at our store!


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