Kollas Orchard is a small, specialized apple orchard begun in 1975 to test my ideas on how orcharding in New England might be made more attractive as an occupation and family business. Now, more than 30 years later, that is still what we are doing.
Our location is northcentral Connecticut, about 15 miles east of Hartford, a mile south of Interstate Hwy. 84, at an elevation of just over 800 feet. The soil is fine sandy loam, abundantly supplied with stones.
We are a husband-wife team. I retired from the University of Connecticut after 30 years as Extension Fruit Specialist. Janet is a retired elementary school teacher, who "always wanted to live on a farm."
Tue - Fri: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm