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oxfordshire apples

  • Orchard launch update

    The community orchard might include a fascinating historical 'apple trail' if plans come to fruition.

    Apple expert Barrie Juniper (whose book The story of the apple is mentioned elsewhere on this site) has proposed varieties including 'Decio' (possibly Roman), the medieval 'Lemon Pippin' and Shakespeare's favourite apple 'Leathercoat' be included along with 19th century Oxfordshire varieties 'Hanwell Souring' and Blenheim Orange.

    These and other varieties against a backdrop of cherry trees matching those once grown at Bryants Farm in Eye & Dunsden would make a fascinating and beautiful orchard. 

    Find out more at our launch on Sunday November 25th, when a Blenheim Orange will be planted on the village green.