Old News – Apples

apple-barrelsMore news from the past. You will need to know that a standard barrel of apples in those days is approximately equal to 3 bushels.

THE FAIRPORT HERALD,
Wed., February 4, 1914

Big Prices for Apples

Wayne county apples, known the world over for their superior quality, are losing none of their popularity, Record sales for this season have just been made in the town of Rose. Addison Weed has sold 4,000 barrels for $5 per barrel and William Cole has sold 10,000 barrels for $45,000. In each transaction the buyer pays the full cold storage charges.

A single barrel sale was recently made by F. F. Harris & Son, bringing $10 for one barrel of Sutton Beauties. This choice pack went to a Rochester buyer.