One Man's Apple Orchard

Nick Botner, an Oregon apple orchardist, grows 3,000 varieties on grafted trees.

Apple Orchard
The air in 77-year-old Nick Botner's 7-acre Yoncalla, Oregon, orchard is redolent with the aroma of apples, a sweet-tart sensation guaranteed to make your mouth water in anticipation.
Photo courtesy MOTHER EARTH editors
Liberty Apple
'Liberty' apples are known for being trouble-free. Oregon orchardist Nick Botner says if he could grow only one variety, it would be 'Liberty.'
Photo by Rick Wetherbee
Apple Cider
"Apples store well, and you can dry them, cook them, sauce them, juice them, turn them into cider — things you can't do with lots of other fruit."
Photo by Fotolia/Olyina

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