New Berlin Apple Master Holds Tasting Class

Autumn in Wisconsin means the orchards across the state are ready for picking.  

Local apple fans got what amounts to a master class on their favorite fruit.  

Kenneth Weston runs an orchard in New Berlin, and he shared his vast storehouse of knowledge at an apple tasting event at the city's library.

CBS 58 got a few minutes to talk with Weston and one of things we learned is that rocky soil is the best kind for growing apple trees.

"If you grow apples into a stony area, it'll add much more interesting acids, much more flavor than if you grow it into a flat, black soil with hardly any stones, totally different fruit," said Weston.

Weston said Wisconsin has an abundance of stony soil which is why apples do so well here.

Weston's antique apple orchard grows more than 100 apple varieties.

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