Oak Point Farm Heritage Orchard Walking Tour
Join orchardist, Ron Ross, for an onsite tour and in-depth discussion of the Heritage Apple Orchard at Oak Point Farm. Discover what makes this orchard’s location such an ideal site to grow apples. Hear how the Apple Corps, BRLT’s volunteer orchard group, is revitalizing the ten older apple trees and planting 20 additional heirloom varieties. Learn how to select, plant, and take care of an apple tree (or orchard?) of your own.
Ron Ross and his partner, Fred Kraeuter, began Burnham Cove Heirloom Orchard in 2014. Already 25 of their 70 apple trees (50 different heritage varieties) are bearing fruit. Ron and Fred coordinate the Apple Corps, a dedicated volunteer group that maintains both the Oak Point Farm and Singing Meadows Orchards for the Boothbay Region Land Trust.