"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."
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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.
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'Liberty' apples are known for being trouble-free. Oregon orchardist Nick Botner says if he could grow only one variety, it would be 'Liberty.'
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