Apple Capital Of TX  LbNA # 58633

OwnerSilver Eagle      
Placed DateJul 2 2011
LocationMedina, TX
Found By Mosaic Butterfly
Last Found Feb 19 2014
Hike Distance?

Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 50 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: red & black
Status: alive

In 1980, Baxter Adams started an experimental orchard of dwarf apple trees in Medina, called Love Creek Orchard. The dwarf trees produced regular-sized apples that were 40 percent sweeter than large-tree varieties and proved to be an extremely efficient use of the land, with 1,000 to 2,500 trees an acre. By 1989 there were 300,000 trees producing 100 tons of fruit, prompting the Texas Department of Agriculture to declare Medina the Apple Capital of Texas. You can enjoy over 50 different products made from these apples at the Apple Store in downtown Medina and I highly recommend trying the apple ice cream!

From I10 in Kerrville, go south on Hwy 16 to the Apple Store in Medina on the left.

Walk across Hwy 16 from the Apple Store to the stone apple sculpture. Go around to the back side and look under right corner behind a sage bush. Microbox is under rocks and dirt. Please be discreet and replace as described.