This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date Oct. 2, 2019); no calls will be taken.
It's prime apple-picking season! We’ll talk about growing apples, different varieties, the history of apple orchards in Maine, how much the apple harvest contributes to the economy, and where to go to pick apples. We’ll hear from a few Maine orchard owners, and also discuss John Bunker’s new book “Apples and the Art of Detection,” which explains how to track down, identify and preserve rare apples.
- John Bunker, apple expert and author of Apples and the Art of Detection: Tracking Down, Identifying and Preserving Rare Apples. He is co-owner of Super Chilly Farm in Palermo.
- Renae Moran, University of Maine Cooperatieve Extension Tree Fruit Specialist
- Guy Paulin, orchardist at Brackett's Orchards in Limington
- Steven Bibula, owner, Orchard Ridge Farm in Gorham
- The History of Apples in Maine
- Maine Pomological Society - a brief history of the apple
- Maine man working to save the state’s apple heritage
- Great Maine Apple Day
- Apple Preservation Workshop
- Perceiving Apples: A Discussion of Maine Heritage Apples
- Maine Heritage Orchard
- Home Apple Orchard Pest Management Overview
- Aroostook Apple Day to celebrate tree fruit in northern Maine