We completed top-work grafting on 40 Liberty and Enterprise trees on April 15. This is radical surgery where we cut off the top of our 10 and 12 year old trees and graft on another variety. With the assistance of JB, Gloria, Clayton and Chuck, we made over 400 grafts to convert the trees to new varieties: Ludicrisp (think sweet fruit tones), Sweet Zinger (a Goldrush blend), and Honeycrisp. We still have plenty of Liberty and Enterprise trees in the orchard.
As of today, April 28, we are beginning to see the first signs of new growth!
Liberty Apple Orchard
From Edwardsville: Corner of Troy Rd. and Goshen (near Home Depot)
Go east on Goshen Road approximately four miles, turn right on Staunton Rd., cross the Bike Trail, turn left on Kuhn Station Rd. We are down the road about 1/4 mile on the right.
From St. Louis via I-55
Take Exit 23, travel east on Route 143 (1/4 mile), right on Staunton Rd. for about a mile. At the "T" with Goshen Rd., turn left and then take the first right back onto Staunton Rd. Cross the Bike Trail, turn left of Kuhn Station Rd. We are down the road about 1/4 mile on the right.
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