Burlington County NJ: Heirloom apples?
- mschow Sep 29, 2008 09:22 AM
About a year or so ago, there was an article in either the Phila Inquirer or the Courier Post about a farm in Burlington Co that grows a wide variety of heirloom apples. I am almost certain it is in the Crosswicks area. This farm sells other produce as well, but they do allow you to pick your own. From the fall until early December, they have apples. One of the heirloom apples they mentioned in the article was an original Black Apple which the first settlers picked and kept through the winters. I have a listing of farms in Burlington Co, but none of what I can see speaks directly to the variety of heirloom apples. I do remember calling this farm last year and speaking to someone to get directions. However, I never did get there. Now I have misplaced the article, but have been thinking about taking a trip to this farm. I know the directions I was given were to turn off of route 130N , somewhere right around Farnsworth Ave (in Bordentown), toward Crosswicks. Please, does anyone know about the farm mentioned? Russo's is listed in the Crosswicks area, but I am pretty sure that is not the right farm.
Any ideas? I am an apple snob, so I'm not looking for Red Delicious type apples. I prefer the 'uglier' apples that have the best flavor!
I live on the edge of Hamilton Twp. between Allentown and Crosswicks, NJ. Russo’s
Orchard Lane farm http://www.russosorchardlanefarm.com/ is the only pick-your-own orchard that I’m aware in this area. I’d give them a call and see if they grow what you’re interested in. I also found this website that may help you http://www.allaboutapples.com/orchard... .