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Gross' Orchard

Gross' Orchard

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For nearly 100 years, the Gross family has grown fruit in Bedford County beneath the slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In 1956 Austin Gross and his sons, Walter and A.J., Jr. started the A.J. Gross and Sons Orchard to take their delicious apples and succulent peaches nationwide.

Ronnie Gross carries on the tradition begun by his great-grandfather, proudly running the orchard that his grandfather, father, and uncle began over 30 years ago. Apple growing takes much patience, hard work, and dedication-and many, many long hours in the fields. Fruit growing works on a seasonal calendar. In the fall, harvesting is the main concern. However, some new trees are being planted as well.

Gross Orchard has long grown a variety of apples including: Red and Golden Delicious, York, Stayman, Winesap, Rome, Blacktwig, and King Lush. Additionally they are planting newer varieties of apples such as Gala and Fugi as well as older varieties such as Winter Banana and Northern Spy. Care for the different varieties of apples is basically the same except at harvest time, when the more tender varieties need special treatment.


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Kathy Barger
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Ronnie Gross

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