Which Heritage Apples are Still Available?

Recently, our community outreach manager Courtney Tchida visited the Gibbs Farm, a wonderful historic site run by the Ramsey County Historical Society. There, she had a chance to taste one of Minnesota’s most important heritage apples—the Wealthy apple. The hort society really got its start because of apples and one of the most significant (and…

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MSHS History: An Eccentric Apple Grower

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2016 issue of Northern Gardener and was written in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of MSHS. Our Legends of MSHS column introduces readers to icons of MSHS history. Peter Gideon (1818-1899) was a pioneering horticulturist and fruit grower whose dogged persistence in developing hardy apples in Minnesota was…

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