Bear Swamp Orchard & Cidery

Certified Organic Hard Ciders and Apples

Apples and other fruit getting close

Our first apple of the season is the Red Astrachan (below), the first ones are ready around the first of August and it will continue to give fruit through the end of the month. Like many summer apple it is soft, tart and does not store well. We use it for apple sauce and press the rest for vinegar.
We have been plowing and prepping areas for next years plantings, about 1200’ (200 + trees) of a trellised planting using a small root stock with mostly wild seedlings that we have found, and some Golden Russet. We are doing this to experiment with how cider varieties on a dwarf rootstock will do with our low input (free range?) management approach.
We will start to see plums and peaches become available as we get into August, so keep your ears open. We have our tasting room open every other Saturday throughout the summer, so stop up and try it out, or pick up a bottle!
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