Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2014’

  • Ensee


    Our mentor, Lee Calhoun, writes about Ensee in his first edition of Old Southern Apples (1995); “This name is so obviously a phonetic rendering of the letters ‘N C’ that I felt sure it was a North Carolina apple.” As it turned out, this was …

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  • Snowy Tree1

    Pruning Pains


    The trees down the boulevard stand naked in thought, Their abundant summery wordage silenced, caught In the grim undertow; naked the trees confront Implacable winter’s long, cross-questioning brunt. – D. H. Lawrence, Winter in the Boulevard, 1916 It’s February and it’s cold. And, like every …

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  • Flat Fallawater

    Flat Fallawater


    Also known as: Flat Head Fallawater This is a local apple that originated in northwest North Carolina. Our teacher and mentor, Lee Calhoun, writes in Old Southern Apples that he had heard of this apple for a long time but had never seen one until …

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