Fruit trees, and in particular apple orchards, played an important role in early 19th century domestic life. Historical documents show that, in addition to other types of fruit trees, States Dyckman had 12 apple trees shipped from England for his estate. The fruit was commonly dried, cooked to make jellies or pressed into ciders. Today, the trees in the orchard at Boscobel display beautiful blossoms in spring and crisp, tasty apples in the fall, which are then hand-picked by staff and sold in the Museum Shop.

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