Keepsake Cidery

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The Keepsake Apple

Introduced by the University of Minnesota. This hardy apple with a great storage life gives a complex , sweet taste to cider. While not the best looking apple, it is one of the tastiest. We love this apple.

The Apples

Who They Are

Freedom

Freedom

1958 cross with Macoun, Golden Delicious, Jersey Black, and Antinovka in its pedigree. Great diseases resistance for organic growers.

Golden Russet

Golden Russet

Classic American Apple possibly from English russet seedling found in New York. High sugar and acid, famous for great cider.

Yarlington Mill

Yarlington Mill

Found by chance at the side of a mill in Somerset England. This bittersweet apple is hopefully winter hardy and definitely fantastic in cider.

Honey Crisp

Honey Crisp

University of Minnesota 1991 Minnesota State fruit! Well balanced and delicious. Perhaps you have heard of it.

Nova Spy

Nova Spy

Nova Scotia 1986 resistant to many diseases and potential to make wonderful cider.

Sweet 16

Sweet 16

University of Minnesota in 1979. This apple is a delight to eat with flavors of tropical fruit and vanilla, and we are excited to try it in our blends.

Liberty

Liberty

Cornell 1970’s. An organic growers dream as it is highly resistant to many diseases. Classic Macintosh-New England taste. It’s parent is the Macoun, a childhood favorite of Farmer Nate, so it had an unfair advantage.

Wickson Crab

Wickson Crab

This little apple was developed by Albert Etter. What it lacks in size it makes up in taste and sugar level. Its sweet and tart and unique. Cider makers love it, and some even make ciders only with Wickson apples.

Dabinett

Dabinett

Steve Wood, the Grandfather of this era’s craft American cider from Farnum Hill Cider, says this bitter sweet English apple is the bittersweet apple to plant. So we did.

Crimson Gold

Crimson Gold

There is a certain amount of confusion and mystery with this apple. It is another Albert Etter apple. It was lost for a while and another apple, a crab apple hybrid, entered the mix with the same name. Our Crimson gold is not the crab, they are a medium sized, paper dry fleshed apple with complex and spicy flavors and a crunch.

Ashmead Kernal

Ashmead Kernal

English dessert apple with a long tradition in cider. Trees of Antiquity claims, ” Fruit explodes with champagne-sherbet juice infused with a lingering scent of orange blossom.” Sound good?