Here's a pair of Spiegelberg Orchards ads that ran in the Journal back in October 1970 – 50 years ago this month.
This ad from October 9, 1970 touts the selection of apples available – Jonathan, Cortland, Red Delicious and McIntosh – as well as the fresh, home pressed cider.
It’s funny how fifty years later, tastes in apples have changed. Longtime favorite Red Delicious was edged out by Gala a few years ago, and newer varieties such as Honeycrisp and Evercrisp are gaining in popularity.
Here’s the current Top Ten List of Most Popular Apples in the World. (Yikes, a Communist apple is number one. Those Rushkies must have tampered with the voting.)
Anyway, on to the next ad. In October 1970, Spiegelberg Orchards was celebrating its 50th anniversary, and that was the theme of this ad from October 16th.