Josh Fuder’s search to identify the old apple trees growing at his newly purchase home ignited a path to discovering and recovering lost apple varieties of Georgia.
In this episode 042 Saving Heritage Apples we look into why lost apple varieties are important. How they are being discovered and saved to benefit future generations.
Josh is a University of Georgia Extension agent in Cherokee County Georgia. He is part of a team that has preserved nearly 140 different apple varieties at the newly planted Heritage Apple Orchard located at the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center.
YouTube: “Farm Monitor” Site of a New Apple Orchard
YouTube: History of Apple Industry in GA
Georgia Magazine Article: Preserving Georgia’s Heritage Apples for Future Generations