2014-03-19 18.55.10The orchard at Shade Tree farm has about 500 fruit-bearing trees. Farmer Tom plants more trees every year. Not all of the trees are producing yet, but each year, we have more and more fruit. Our apple season usually begins around Labor Day.

We have several varieties of apples including Anna, Granny Smith, Gala, Jonathan, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Mutsu and several others. We have a couple of trees that bear beautiful red/green apples. We don’t know what the variety is, so we’ve taken to calling them the Bell Witch Mystery Apple in honor of Adams’ most infamous “resident”.

We also have peach trees, a few pear trees, blackberries and blueberries that produce……if the weather cooperates. We are totally at the mercy of Mother Nature.