These apple blossoms are from the apple trees that were planted by my great grandmother some 70 plus years ago! They are in front of The Cottage but planted long before the house was even built! They are still going strong all these years later. Several of our lucky guests get to savor them before the birds do!
Bill's Apple Butter
Bill's Apple Butter Recipe -Since retiring, I have more time to tend to our 75 apple trees and to experiment in the kitchen. I came up with this old-fashioned apple butter after some trial and error. The red-hot candies make it unique.—Bill Elliott, Urbana, Missouri
Philo Apple Farm - stay in cottages among the apple trees. Booked out both times I've tried but that was for weekends when they often have cooking classes. Location: near Philo, about 125 miles north of San Francisco (Mendocino county).
Zestar Semi Dwarf Apple- Ripens early and holds its quality. Crunch into Zestar! and savor the crispy texture and sweet-tart taste that hints of brown sugar. The 3 inch apples of creamy-yellow with a rose-red blush ripen in late August to early September. Quality holds up to 2 months in cold storage. Vigorous trees bear annually. A great apple for northern areas. Introduced by the University of Minnesota. Requires a pollinator.