Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Aland Apples

On June 7, 2011, Åland Post issued the stamp series featured the fruit of Åland Island. The issue stamp comprised of two stamp with nominal value of  5 cent stamp as well as a 4 euro stamp. Both stamps show the Åland apple cultivar Strömma.The apples on the stamps were photographed in Hammarland.

More than 100 years ago, the Ålander Fridolf Sundberg began spreading his varieties of apples in Åland and the southern parts of Finland. On a farm in the village of Strömma in Hammarland, he discovered the Strömma cultivar

Fridolf Sundberg grafted his different varieties of apples on crab apple trees in Örnäs in the municipality of Finström. Fridolf Sundberg successfully ran something of a model farm on never previously cultivated land.

Two of the trees planted by Fridolf are still standing in Örnäs and yet another tree can be found just a few kilometres away.  Sven-Olof Sundberg, Fridolf’s grandson, today lives in Hasselbo close to Örnäs. He has a newly grafted Strömma apple tree in his garden.

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