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Seneca Orchards was established in 1972 in Seneca Castle New York. We planted our apple trees in 1974 and made our first sale in 1978. Our orchard is still owned and operated by Charles “Bud” Smith, who has over 55 years of experience in the orchard business.


Bud is retired from Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva where he worked for 37 years as a research specialist of plant pathology. He has been published worldwide for his reports on fruit tree diseases and served on the committee of Integrated Pest Management.

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