Courtesy of Weston's Antique Apple Orchards

Weston’s Antique Apple Orchard, New Berlin, WI

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Originally planted by orchardist Ken Weston’s grandparents as a hedge against the
Depression, this orchard grew to inspire such respect that it once hosted Julia Child for a visit.
Weston’s offerings have grown over the years to include more than 100 apple varieties, many
of them rare.

What to Pick: Among the orchard’s most unusual heirlooms are the Old
Church and Lemonade apples, two of about a dozen varieties that grow nowhere else on earth;
another, the Strawberry Chenango, is “so fragile you have to pick it with gloves,”
Weston says. “It smells and tastes just like a rose.”

Most Unusual Offering: The orchard’s 16 lush, panoramic acres and 1901
Dutch farmhouse are part of the New Berlin Historic Settlement, a National Register rural landmark.
Apples aside, the orchard is worth wandering just for the scenery.

Bells & Whistles: Regular horticulture and grafting classes; a petting zoo;
open-farmhouse tours; barrel rides for kids.

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Weston’s Antique Apple Orchard, New Berlin, WI

Originally planted by orchardist Ken Weston’s grandparents as a hedge against the
Depression, this orchard grew to inspire such respect that it once hosted Julia Child for a visit.
Weston’s offerings have grown over the years to include more than 100 apple varieties, many
of them rare.

What to Pick: Among the orchard’s most unusual heirlooms are the Old
Church and Lemonade apples, two of about a dozen varieties that grow nowhere else on earth;
another, the Strawberry Chenango, is “so fragile you have to pick it with gloves,”
Weston says. “It smells and tastes just like a rose.”

Most Unusual Offering: The orchard’s 16 lush, panoramic acres and 1901
Dutch farmhouse are part of the New Berlin Historic Settlement, a National Register rural landmark.
Apples aside, the orchard is worth wandering just for the scenery.

Bells & Whistles: Regular horticulture and grafting classes; a petting zoo;
open-farmhouse tours; barrel rides for kids.

Courtesy of Weston's Antique Apple Orchards

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