100% Albemarle Pippin apples, trees aged 40 and 80 years. A non-commercial orchard, fruit received light spring sprays and nothing else. Sandy loam of mica and gneiss, 2900’ elevation Bent Mountain has produced apples of renown since the mid 19th century.
After frosting out completely in 2020, these trees has the reserved energy to set a large crop in 2021. Steady, warm temperatures defined the growing season, with enough rain to maintain tree metabolism. A good year for ripe Virginia fruit.
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