Heirloom Apples in a bowl

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Times: A reception with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar begins at 6:00 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm

Cost: $10 OSV Members, $12 Non-Members

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Joann Vieira, longtime steward of the famed Davenport Collection of heirloom apples, housed at Old Sturbridge Village and later Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will talk about the history of apples in New England, sharing the unique qualities and histories of popular cultivars, their importance in everyday life, and how New Englanders used and preserved the harvest. She will share tips on how to grow these cultivars today,  and why it’s important to preserve them. The talk will conclude with a taste-testing of some of the wonderful heirloom varieties that are still in cultivation today.

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