Lincoln Line Orchards is owned by Peter and Mary Bosman. We have a family of six children, 5 girls and one boy. We class this farm as a family farm where every body tries to help in the operation. In peak seasons of labour, pruning or harvest, extra help is always welcome and needed to get the job done.
The farm has been in existence for over 40 years and a lot has changed in those years. The farm is 66 acres and about 45 acres are in orchard production. What used to be standard sized trees is being replaced by smaller dwarf trees systematically over time.
Lincoln Line Orchards grow many varieties of apples, plums, and pears. We have Golden Delicious, Royal Gala, Cortland, Mutsu, McIntosh and many other varieties of apples alongside Bartlett, Bosc, Flemish Beauty and Anjou pears. The fruit start to grow in June after pollination in May and generally is harvested from August to November.
On our farm we have excellent storage facilities where we store our harvested fruit in Controlled Atmosphere (CA) coolers. The coolers are sealed and the oxygen is removed to 2%, keeping the fruit crisp and fresh for 6-8 months. The temperature in the coolers are close to freezing and moisture is retained in the rooms so the fruit will not dehydrate. Because of CA storage, we are able to offer fruit well into the next year without compromising quality