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Lost Orchard

Apples Like You've Never Seen Before

Blog posts August 2020

The Majesty of The Empress

The Empress apple tree believed to be over a century old

The majesty of the Empress is unmistakable. This towering apple tree dwarfs the others, as you can see from the two-storey barn in the background and the 12-foot ladder that barely reaches the lower branches of this striking tree. Seated at the epicentre of the acreage, the Empress seems like th…

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Thanks to the commercialization of apples that favour appearance over taste, nutritional value, or ability to survive changing climatic conditions, we've already lost hundreds of varieties of superior apples. Help us to save seemingly near-extinct varieties of apples and preserve our food heritage at the Lost Orchard with your purchases and donations. 

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