Sweetser’s has the oldest Rolfe tree in the state of Maine (and quite probably- the world) which can be seen near the barn. The tree is over 100 years old and is related to the original trees planted by Jeremiah Rolfe who fought in the Revolutionary War. In 1820 Jeremiah Rolfe gave twelve of his Blue Pearmain apple trees to the Reverend Thomas Macomber from Guilford, Maine. The twelfth of these trees turned out to be a new variety and they named it after its creator, Jeremiah Rolfe. Rolfe apples mature in late September and are known for their nice white flesh and crisp texture.
- The first day of Summer. Apple growing season. Opening day of the farmstand is Tuesday July 9th 2 days ago
- This Saturday we will host a rare look into the barn at the Sweetser Farm. In the spirit of organizing and cleaning… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 week ago
- I posted a new video to Facebook facebook.com/SweetsersApple… 2 weeks ago
- A day on the Farm. Nothing too crazy today. Apples growing. Oh, big barn sale next Saturday, June 16 2 weeks ago
- June 1st and 80 degrees. Just tight for growing Apples. Today’s photo features the Cortland variety. 3 weeks ago