The Roxbury Russet: America's Oldest Apple and the History of Orchards in Massachusetts

  • When: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: First Church in Roxbury 10 Putnam St Roxbury
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit2: All ages
  • Categories: Culinary, Lecture

Join agricultural historian, orchardist and fruit explorer John Bunker to learn more about the Roxbury Russet and the history, uses, varieties and culture of apples of America. John will recount "Sherlock Holmes-like" stories of tracking down forgotten rare varieties. He will talk about why these old apples might be especially important today. He will explain grafting and pruning and will answer your questions about how to plant and care for your own trees.

5-6PM Cider tasting, apple identification and tree viewing Do you have an apple tree in your backyard or on your street.? Bring an apple from the tree and John will identify it. Roxbury Heritage State Park 183 Roxbury Street Roxbury

6:30PM The Roxbury Russet-talk by John Bunker, Apple Historian at First Church in Roxbury 10 Putnam St Roxbury-right across the street from Roxbury Heritage State Park

More info at www.discoverroxbury.org Order box suppers at http://haleyhouse.org/rhs.html