Learn to grow your own apples and help Seed Savers Exchange rescue antique varieties at the same time. With a sharp knife, rubber bands, rootstocks and scion wood you can reproduce your own trees, renew an aging orchard or participate in scion exchanges. See how simple and gratifying grafting your own tree can be.
Our Apple Heritage
Dan Bussey’s encyclopedic knowledge of apple provenance and the historic culture surrounding the fruit is astounding. Rare is the variety that Bussey has not researched, tasted or grafted himself. His expertise is largely founded on a lifelong curiosity regarding what he terms "the lexicon of apple names," a journey that began with his first nursery catalog (a single-page typewritten catalog from Otto Baum’s in Fairfield, Conn.) and continues today as he finishes his forthcoming book (tentatively titled The Apple in North America), which describes 20,000 named apple varieties.
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