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Apple Variety of the Week: Golden Delicious

The Golden Delicious apple is our featured apple for the next several weeks.  Beautiful to behold in the orchard setting, it is flavorful and juicy.  Quite a delight to pick and just as delightful to eat out of hand, the … Continue reading

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2017 Harvest is in full swing!

Harvest is in full swing.   Cooler overnight temperatures have given the apples a beautiful blush.  The next several weeks will be very busy with harvest and markets.  We enjoy meeting our regular customers and introducing ourselves to new ones at … Continue reading

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Apple of the week: Gingergold

We have opened the marketing season with the “Gingergold” apple. The Gingergold apple is one of the earliest yellow apple varieties to ripen in our orchard.  The fruit is conical in shape and starts out a very pale green, though … Continue reading

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2017 Market Schedule and Hours

We have established our business hours for the season. We plan to go to the following Farmers’ Markets on a weekly basis. Wednesday mornings from sunrise to lunch or until we sell out, we will be setting up at White’s … Continue reading

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Doll’s Orchard featured in The Herald Tribune

Our local newspaper, “The Herald Tribune,” recently ran a feature on our orchard operations. The author, Will Fehlinger, did a nice job covering our past, present, and future plans of the orchard. The article, titled “How ya’ like them apples” … Continue reading

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Fireblight infections and control

Fireblight has reared its ugly head again in the orchard.  Numerous hours have been spent trying to control this destructive disease.  Fireblight is caused by the  Erwinia amylovora. This bacterium overwinters in the wood of the trees. During the spring, … Continue reading

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2014 Market Schedule

We have determined our Market Schedule for 2014: Wednesday: Whites Sale Barn, Brookville, IN (Highway 52) Rain or Shine, Daylight until sellout Friday: Greensburg, IN: South side of the Courthouse Square Rain or Shine, 2PM – 6PM Saturday: Batesville, IN: … Continue reading

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June Orchard Update

June has brought forth beautiful fruit development.  Sufficient rains and warm temperatures have contributed to the growth of the apples and peaches.  The fruit is quite visible now as one walks through the orchards.  The growth of the vegetation in the … Continue reading

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Its a Busy Time of Year!

No leaves on the trees, no snow on the ground. It is that time of year where we are hustling to finish the orchard preparation for the coming season. Many tasks have to be completed before we enter bloom – … Continue reading

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