Apple Orchard

today's apple orchard

The apple orchard at Whitman Mission National Historic Site.

NPS collection

The apple trees planted by the Whitmans are long gone.

In the 1950's a new apple orchard was planted. No list was found of the types of apples that Whitman planted, so the following "old fashioned" varieties were chosen:

Baldwin
Northern Spy
Spitzenberg
Winesap

Wagner apples were also considered for the orchard, but were not available at planting time.

 


Sources:

Memorandum from Whitman Mission Superintendent to Regional Director, Region IV. May 8, 1955.

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