The soils are fertile and the topography allows cold air to drain from the ridges where trees are planted. The family orchard was continued and expanded when Bill Louis joined the operation in 1934.
John Louis became involved in 1955 and most of the orchard expansion has occurred since then. The first plantings utilizing semi-dwarf rootstocks were made in 1956. For the past 20 years all trees planted have been on dwarf or semi-dwarf rootstocks.
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