Lee Calhoun

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February 12, 2011. Pittsboro, NC.. Mr. Calhoun spends several hours a week pruning his orchards to rid the trees of unnecessary branches and sprouts. He leaves on long branch on each variety to use as grafts, or scions, for new trees..Lee Calhoun, 77, has spent over 30 years collecting old southern apple varieties and planting them in his orchard in hopes of sustaining the breeds.