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Apple Holler Ready for Field Trips

Blog With fall right around the corner, Apple Holler welcomes schools to learn about farming and the importance of local agriculture through several engaging, curriculum-based learning experiences. Groups of all

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Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

Haflinger Horses

Blog Haflinger horses help guests enjoy many wonderful moments here at Apple Holler. We use their skills to take guests on magical winter sleigh rides, beautiful fall wagon tours and

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Apple Holler Gold Rush Apple

Gold Rush Apple

Blog A joint breeding program between Indiana, Illinois, and New Jersey Agricultural research stations developed the Gold Rush apple in the 1990s and introduced it to the market in 1994.

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Ida Red Apples

Ida Red Apples

Blog Ida Red apples were developed in Moscow…Moscow, Idaho that is!  The Ida Red was developed by the University of Idaho Agricultural Experiment in the 1930’s and released to the

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Apple Holler Rome Beauties

Rome Apple

Blog The Rome apple goes by many names including ‘Red Rome,’ ‘Rome Beauty’  ‘Gillett’s Seedling’ but to bakers, it is often called ‘Baker’s Buddy’ or ‘Queen of the Baking Apple.’

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Apple Holler Red Delicious

The Red Delicious Apple

Blog The Red Delicious Apple variety was discovered in the 1870’s as a chance seedling growing on Jesse Hiatt’s farm in Peru, Iowa. Thinking of it as a nuisance, Jesse

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Apple Holler Shizuka Apple

Shizuka Apples

Blog The late-season Shizuka apples were developed by Tsuneo Murakami in 1969 and were released commercially in 1986.  The parentages of the Shizuka apple are the Golden Delicious crossed with

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Apple Holler Macoun Apple

Macoun Apples

Blog Macoun Apples are a cross between the McIntosh and Jersey Black apples and were developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva in 1932. The Macoun

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Apple Holler Golden Supreme Apple

Golden Supreme Apples

Blog There is a bit of controversy on the origin of Golden Supreme Apples.  One source says it was discovered in 1890 in Clay County, West Virginia, while another source

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Autumn Crisp grown at Apple Holler

The Autumn Crisp Apple

Blog The Autumn Crisp Apple is a blend of a Golden Delicious and Monroe apple and was developed at the New York Cornell Research Station. The Autumn Crisp Apple has

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