Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2013’

  • Ashe Market

    Visit Us in Ashe County

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    Primarily known these days for the production of high-quality Fraser fir Christmas trees, Ashe County, NC,  has a long and rich agricultural history, including the establishment of commercial apple operations in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Our cold, snowy winters and mild summer days provide …

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  • Cap of Liberty

    Cap of Liberty

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    A very old vintage bittersharp cider apple dating to the 13th and 14th Centuries. Although at its best when blended with a sweet cider variety like Sweet Coppin or bittersweet selections such as Dabinett, Yarlington Mill or Tremlett’s Bitter, Cap of Liberty will make a …

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  • Foxwhelp

    Foxwhelp

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    One of the oldest and better-known European cider apples, Foxwhelp can be traced back to the 17th Century where it is believed to have originated in Gloucester, England. It is said that the tree arose near a fox’s den, thus the name. A vintage bittersharp, …

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  • Ron

    Ron’s New Blog

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    Welcome to the newly revised, modernized and updated website for Big Horse Creek Farm. With the help and guidance of our good friend and master web designer, Kim Hadley, we think we have created a site that will capture your interest. We hope you enjoy …

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  • Virginia Beauty

    Virginia Beauty Story

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    In the 1905 edition of the Yearbook of the Department of Agriculture (USDA), pomologist William A. Taylor of the Bureau of Plant Industry describes Virginia Beauty in the chapter titled, “Promising New Fruits”. The earliest known publication about this apple appeared in the Report of …

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  • Virginia Beauty

    Virginia Beauty

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    Also known as: Zach, Zach Red Once a very well known and desirable apple rivaling Red Delicious for popularity, Virginia Beauty is now a rare apple. The apple originated from a seed planted in 1810 in the backyard of Zach Safewright in the Piper’s Gap …

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  • Hall

    Hall

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    Also known as: Hall Apple, Hall’s Red, Hall’s Seedling One of the greatest finds in recent memory, Hall is one of the finest old Southern apples ever grown. It originated sometime from the late 1700’s to the early 1800’s on the farm of a Mr. …

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