Randall’s Island Park Orchard Expanded!

Budding sapling in the Randall's Island Park public orchard.

The Randall’s Island Sports Foundation expanded the public apple orchard we planted with it last year. Earlier this month we returned to plant 10 saplings with RISF staff lead by horticulture manager Phyllis Odessey, volunteers from Bloomberg LP and students from PS 182 in East Harlem. We planted eight kid-pleasing honeycrisps and two more heirloom Newtown Pippins.

Bloomberg employees and PS 182 students plant apple saplings in Randall's Island Park.

Already on the island are nearly forty saplings of varieties including Newtown Pippin, Redfree, Jonathon, St. Edmund’s Russet, Elstar, and Jonathon.

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