The story


According to records, George Ward owned an apple orchard of 80 healthy and productive trees. His garden and orchard was said to be the best between Amherstburg and Delaware. Apple orchards were a common and essential part of settler life in the 1800s. Everyone grew his or her own fruit and vegetables.
Apples could be eaten fresh from the tree, used in pies or collected and dried for a winter food. Women such as Margaret Ward were responsible for apple preserves. They also made cider, vinegar and special wine out of apples.
Ward’s orchards were reportedly destroyed in the war. He was reimbursed and reestablished his orchard to its former greatness.

Name of sponsor of Barn Quilt : Hosted by the Fisher Family.

Location

Apple Tree

22474 Hagerty Road, Wardsville, ON.

Latitude : 42.66444 Longitude : -81.76735

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