Apples http://wunc.org en Preserving Old Time Southern Apples http://wunc.org/post/preserving-old-time-southern-apples <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the supermarket today, you can find about a dozen kinds of apples. But years ago, there were hundreds and hundreds of varieties grown all over the South. North Carolina native Lee Calhoun </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">once had 3,000 apple trees growing in his backyard in </span>Pittsboro<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">. I visited him there recently and he showed what was left.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3accf29a-09b5-48d2-506d-958cbf2651b9"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">“This is a remnant of an old orchard I used to have,” he said. “Most of them are gone now. This is an Orange Cauley, a little bit different from a regular Cauley, and this is a Green River --that’s a Kentucky apple.”</span></span></p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 22263 at http://wunc.org Preserving Old Time Southern Apples African Farmers Cultivate Apple Trees From Historic NC Orchard http://wunc.org/post/african-farmers-cultivate-apple-trees-historic-nc-orchard <p><a href="http://www.nchistoricsites.org/horne/">Horne Creek Living Historical Farm</a>, a 1900s-era working farm in Pinnacle, North Carolina, is prized for its heirloom apples. The farm runs the Southern Heritage Apple Orchard, which is stocked with 400 varieties propagated by cuttings from trees all over the south. &nbsp;Now, apple trees cultivated with grafts from Southern Heritage trees are under the care of farmers in Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda, thanks to a project called Apples for Africa.</p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 21641 at http://wunc.org African Farmers Cultivate Apple Trees From Historic NC Orchard