The Orchards

 Scrumpy Ewe Orchard

 Seward, NY

 As a family affair, my brother & I have planted a variety of French, English, Heirloom

American and modern cider apple trees at Scrumpy Ewe Orchards.

We grow a blend of bittersharp, bittersweet, sharp & sweet apples with a range of tannins & acidity:


Ashmead's Kernel (MM.111)

Baldwin (G.11)

Binet Rouge (MM.111)

Dabinett (G.222)

Golden Russet (M.7)

Kingston Black (M.7)

Nehou (G.11)

Newtown Pippin (G.11)

Northern Spy G.30, G.11, (MM.111)

Harry Masters Jersey (G.222)

Major (MM.111)

Somerset Redstreak (MM.111)

Bulmers Norman (MM.111)

Wickson (B.9)

Tremlets Bitter (Geneva) (G.30, G.222)

Porters Perfection (MM.111)

Redfield (MM.111)

Roxbury Russet (M.7)

Spitzenburg Esopus (MM.111)

Stayman Winesap (MM.111)




The Driftwood Orchard

Schoharie, NY


Located in the heart of our county seat, this hundred year old orchard has over 40 standard trees. A mixture of cider, dessert & eating apple varieties. Wild seedlings too. Ancient bittersweet scions were grafted here back when cider making was a mainstay on the banks of the fertile Schoharie Creek.



In addition to the apples we grow and pick, we work closely with two Fingerlakes-based orchards that specialize in growing European & American cider varieties.