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Silkey Gardens LLC 2016

Thank you for visiting our Apple Page!

Much of what we do here at Silkey Gardens is inspired by what we estimate to be a 100 year old apple tree. As far as we can tell, this is a unique variety of apple which we have named Leesha. In 2005, we grafted several trees from both our Leesha and another old tree we hope to identify when it starts to produce. We also planted three established varieties of apples: Wealthy, Honey Crisp and Zestar. The Wealthy, Leesha and Zestar start to ripen in mid-to late August and are followed by the Honeycrisp in mid September. 

Try This Delicious Apple Treat:



6 unpeeled sliced apples
1 cup water
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup butter
1 cup flour
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon, or more, to taste
Walnuts, optional*

Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut unpeeled apples into slices. Place apples in a pot.
Add water, sugar and lemon juice. Cook until peels are almost tender (about a couple of minutes).
Place cooked apples in bottom of 9 by 9 cake pan.
Combine butter, flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl.
Cut with a pastry blender or fork till crumbled. Sprinkle the crumbles over the apples.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

*If using walnuts, chop them and mix them with the crumbles or sprinkle on top of crumbles.

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Grace & Paul
Silkey Gardens LLC