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Does anyone know of a good source for gallon cider jugs in NH, or ME or VT or MA?
    - Kevin Frank        posted: 23Sep
Let's turn our attention to russeted fruit. This isn't about "natural russets" like Roxbury Russet and Hudson's Golden Gem but r...
    - Michael Phillips        posted: 11Sep
European hornets (and/or perhaps yellow jackets - not sure) are having a blast with our apples this year. We've always been hap...
    - Josh Willis        posted: 11Sep

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Apples of Uncommon Character by Rowan Jacobsen May the apple renaissance never end! Keep current with fruit literature by checking out the books offered through our Network Bookshelf. All purchases support getting out the word about healthy orcharding. Apples of Uncommon Character finds terroir writer Rowan Jacobsen exploring the quirks and lore of 123 astonishing apples. A must for the fruit connoisseur in your life!

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