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Tom Burford

Posted by Claude Jolicoeur 
Tom Burford
April 01, 2020 06:08PM
Many of us knew Tom Burford, aka Professor Apple.
A post on the Cider Digest just reported his passing away. Very sad.

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Jolicoeur Orchard
Zone 4 in Quebec
Author, The New Cider Maker's Handbook
Re: Tom Burford
April 02, 2020 08:04PM
One of my Tom stories (and I'm already writing this with a Virginia accent) pertains to the Fallawater apple. Known as well as Winter Blush in northern New England. Tom and I were teaching a class at Cider Days and I brought out this green-yellow apple with a bright red cheek, explaining how it kept really well and made a decent pie. Then I said it was widely known throughout Appalachia. Turns out those were fighting words, for Tom said no self-respecting Fallawater he knew would ever have a reason to blush.

Our brother leaves us for the orchard in the sky. Rest in peace, friend.

Lost Nation Orchard
Zone 4b in New Hampshire
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