Saturday, February 22, 2020

Passing of an Apple Giant

Eliza Greenman reports the sad news:

It is with a heavy heart to report the passing of C. Lee Calhoun, Southern apple hunter.

Calhoun is the author of Old Southern Apples. For many years he and his wife, Edith, operated a nursery that was a source of rare and regional apple varieties.

Greenman met Calhoun several times. Her account includes more about the man, his life, and his devotion to apples.

Calhoun was the subject of many newspaper and magazine stories, including a profile last summer in The Local Palate.

I wrote about him in 2011 and have relied on his work often.


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