Ochs Fruit Farm Sign

OCH’S FRUIT FARM in Lancaster, Ohio has been a family operation since 1872, with a market right at the farm orchard, as well as doing business in several local farmer’s markets. As the sign suggests, apples are their focus, with about 60 different varieties planted. To name just a few – Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Shizuka, Winesap, Red Gravenstein, Snow Sweet, Arkansas Black, Maiden’s Blush, Candy Crisp, Granny Smity, Jonathan, Northern Spy, Cortland, and Golden Delicious. Peaches and pears are grown here too, as well as some blueberries and raspberries, both red and black.

Interesting to note a bit of the history behind the modern apple. People say that the apple tree was probably the earliest tree to be cultivated, with the fruit being improved over thousands of years. It is Alexander the Great who is credited with bringing dwarfed apples from Kazakhstan to Macedonia back around 328BBC . These may well have been the foundation for dwarfing root stocks. An important food in Europe and Asia for millennia, apples were brought to America in the 17th century by the first colonists. The first known orchard was planted in Boston in 1625, though crab apples (called ‘common apples’ in the olden days) are the only native apple to North America. Already by 1845, a catalog advertized 350 varieties.

This striking farm sign features large sculpted artwork together with hand carved and 23kt gold leaf gilded text and accents. The simple and classic design fits well with this historic farm, and being made of weatherproof high density urethane, it will be there for years to come.

Carved & Gilded
Sculpted & Painted Add on
Sign Size
47 " x 47 "