Before embarking on our orchardist adventures we had a pretty simple view on apple varieties. I’m sure we could name over 5 different varieties. As we are preparing to harvest crab apples for jelly-making we have observed well over 5 varieties of crab apples in the front orchard alone. That is amazing! They look and taste completely different from one another (tartness is always present) and I’m sure some of their characteristics will be reflected in the jelly they make. This year we will be selling crab-apple jelly at our U-pick (made by Warrington Farm) and will be delighted to give you a chance to test our crab apples in a sweeter format.
We do have a crab apple bounty, with plenty for sale!