[NAFEX] feral apples

Thomas Beckett thomas at tbeckett.com
Sat May 1 23:17:23 EDT 2004

	Part of the lore I have picked up about NAFEX is that, in the old days 
at least, members were oftentimes literal "fruit explorers", seeking out 
rare specimens in the wilderness areas and trekking through the 
backwoods to find abandoned orchards for those heirloom varieties.

	My question relates to the latter activity:  where does one look for 
stands of old apple trees?  Did y'all compile a guidebook or list?  I'd 
love to make some day trips this fall seeking out old Southern apples in 
the Blue Ridge or Southern Appalachians.  How would I begin to locate 
such places?

	Many thanks,


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