Hampshire's Orchard Industry

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Since its beginning in 1890 the orchard business has been an important commercial endeavor in Hampshire County. Although the largest orchards are now gone, it remains an important business.
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The start of the orchard industry.

Apple crates of Hampshire County and surrounding areas.

Apple varieties of Hampshire County.

Photo Album

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Phoenix Orchard apple pickers 1950

Additional resources

Note: There is a very good outline of Hampshire County food related subjects published online by The Farm2U Collaborative.

  • 1890 1st large orchard planted by
  • 1985 Flood heavily damages facilities in low lying areas including Ewers packing/storage facility in Romney