Left Foot Charley Otterson Cider
Otterson is the name of a red fleshed apple variety. Red fleshed varieties were propagated throughout the 20th Century in New Zealand and elsewhere. They likely share a gene sequence found in an ancient apple variety called “Niedwetskyana” believed to originate from Central Asia. Steve Van Nocker PhD from MSU planted this cultivar in the research station at Clarksville, MI. to examine its viability from several perspectives. LFC was given some apples and asked to make a cider with them to explore the commercial possibilities of using this apple for cider.