September 21, 2018

The first bicycle was created by Robert Keating in Westfield, Massachusetts in 1890. That seems like an awfully strange way to start a cidery feature, but for Spoke and Spy Ciderworks in Middletown, Connecticut, this invention plays a pivotal role.

The "Spoke" in "Spoke...

September 14, 2018

There truly may not be a more important apple to the heritage of the United States than the humble Winesap. While the origins of this apple are unknown, written record provides evidence of this cultivar far back into the colonial period. It is primarily attributed to N...

September 9, 2018

The Liberty, as a cultivar, originates out of New York State. The first seedling was produced in 1955 by crossing Macoun with Purdue 54-12, which was an effort to introduce resistance to apple scab. This resistance to disease is where the name Liberty came from: It sig...

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