Orchards

Harvest fruits.

Courtesy/Countryside Conservancy

Several Cuyahoga Valley farms feature orchards with rows of trees growing juicy apples, pears, peaches, or plums. They are usually located in the uplands-for good reason. Philip Urbank, who grew up on Quick Road in Peninsula, explained, "To put in a good orchard you should put it way on high ground because you have your last frost about the third week of May. [When] the frost settles in the low ground … it frosts any of the fruit trees."

Country Maid Ice Cream & Orchard in Richfield has used fresh fruit in its home-made ice cream since 1948. Brothers Don and Steve Torma, the current owners, maintain about 1,500 apple, 300 peach, and 200 plum trees.

 
Country Maid Ice Cream & Orchard
Country Maid Ice Cream & Orchard

NPS/Arrye Rosser

 
 

Last updated: September 22, 2021

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