Keeping Heirloom Apples Alive Is 'Like A Chain Letter' Over Many Centuries
Lady apples, often used in Christmas decorations, date back to the 1500s in Brittany, France. Orchard manager Ezekiel Goodband says women in the Renaissance would tuck them into their bosom and bite into them to freshen their breath. The DNA of these heirloom apples has been passed down over hundreds of years, and Goodband is one link in that chain.
Mountain Boomer Fruit is large to very large with pale greenish-yellow skin with an occasional red blush. Although not considered a first-rate dessert apple, it is an excellent cooking and baking apple. Mild flavored with firm, juicy flesh. Ripens in September in the mountains.