September 16 - Until Trees Run Out.
Help Horne Creek Farm preserve an integral part of the South's agricultural heritage by purchasing an heirloom apple tree. The trees are grafted from varieties grown in the Southern Heritage Apple Orchard. They're a great gift to give to celebrate a birthday, holiday, anniversary, new birth, graduation, or as a means of employee recognition. In the words of the Arbor Day Foundation, "Trees planted for you are an act of optimism and kindness, a labor of love, and a commitment to stewardship." They're also a gift that grows and keeps on giving.
Horne Creek's Southern Heritage Apple Orchard has plenty of apple varieties to choose from -- Blacktwig, Winesap, Winter Jon, Virginia Beauty, and multiple selections from the Limbertwig family are just a few available to purchase. Jason Bowen, the site’s horticulturist, will be on-site to provide information about what varieties are good for cooking, making apple butter, or cider. The site will also be selling three varieties of heirloom peach trees (Elberta, Belle of Georgia, and Indian Cling).
The cost of apple trees will be $22.50 each, while peach will be $17.50 each. Payment can be made by credit card, debit card, check, or cash. Tree sale held at Horne Creek’s Visitor Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Money generated from the sale of trees helps with the upkeep of our orchard. Come on out and help preserve an integral part of the South’s agricultural heritage!
For more information about the Fall Apple Tree Sale, please call 336-325-2298.
Horne Creek Farm State Historic Site
308 Horne Creek Farm Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043