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TREES......... Shaping .......... Size ......... Planting
GRAFTING..... Reasons ..... Pictures ..... Learning
LOCAL EVENTS .. Pictures of apples and blossom
ARTICLES ABOUT APPLES

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Blossom dates - main varieties .
Blossom dates for our rare varieties

LEICESTERSHIRE HERITAGE APPLE PROJECT
Do you have an old unproductive orchard which you
would allow to be grafted over to Leicestershire cultivars ? If so, please contact us.

GRAFTING COURSE ON SAT 21 FEB 2015 IS FULL.
WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 28 FEB. DEPART WITH TWO TREES - MADE BY YOU. PLEASE EMAIL ....



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NEWS PAGE 2014 ... 2013 .. 2012
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leicestershire apple, calla colossus, unique seedling, found 2009..... leicestershire apple, martin's custard, rediscovered 2005..... leicestershire, unique seedling, bumble bee lane apple,..... ALPHABETICAL INDEX TO APPLE ARTICLES.

APPLE PAGES; MAIN VARIETIES IN BOLD:
..Adam's Pearmain.. ..Akane.. ..Allen's Everlasting.. ..Allington Pippin.. ..Annie Elizabeth.. ..Bloody Ploughman.. ..Bramley.. ..Brown's.. ..Christmas Pearmain.. ..Claygate Pearmain.. ..Cornish Aromatic.. ..Cox.. ..Crawley Beauty.. ..D'Arcy Spice.. ..Dr. Kidd's Orange Red.. ..Dumelow's Seedling.. ..Ecklinville Seedling.. ..Elstar.. ..Eden Crab.. ..Foxwhelps.. ..Gloster 69.. ..Golden Noble.. ..Granny Smith.. ..Grimes Golden.. ..Hambledon Deux Ans.. ..Hidden Rose.. ..Hoary Morning.. ..Howgate Wonder.. ..Isle of Wight Pippin.. ..James Grieve.. ..Kent.. ..Lane's Prince Albert.. ..Laxton's Fortune.. ..Lord Lambourne.. ..Margil.. ..May Queen.. ..Merton Knave.. ..MM106.. ..Monarch.. ..Newton Wonder.. ..Old Pearmain.. ..Pendragon.. ..Pixie.. ..Polly Whitehair.. ..Pomme Noir.. ..Red Devil.. ..Ribston's Pippin ..Schoolmaster ..Sir John Thorneycroft.. ..Spenser Seedless.. ..Sunset.. ..Suntan.. ..Wellington Bloomless.. ..Winston.. ..Winter Banana.. ..Wisley Crab.. ..Wyken Pippin..

RED-FLESHED APPLES
Introduction .... Index of known varieties .... Göttingen .... Apple Contacts.... Sightings.... Suppliers.... Growing experiences: CP, USA, 2008.... CP, USA, 2012.... ND, England, 2012....

last 'hidden rose' of the year; 26 Feb 2011.... clockwise from top-almata, mott's pink, firecracker, devonshire quarrenden; Sep 2010.... scarlet surprise (firecracker), sept 2010....

..Aldenham Purple.. ..Almata.. ..Beienrode.. ..Breunsdorfer.. ..Brown's Apple.. ..Burford's Redflesh.. ..Christmas Pink.. ..Dubbelman's apple.. ..George's Red.. ..Grenadine.. ..Hall's Pink.. ..Hidden Rose.. ..Huonville Crab.. ..Maypole.. ..Mott's Pink.. ..Norfolk Rattlebox.. ..Pendragon.. ..Pink Pearl.. ..Pink Pearmain.. ..Pixirosso.. ..Purple Radish.. ..Purple Wave.. ..Red Devil.. ..Roter Mond.. ..Redlove.. ..Rosette.. ..Rubaiyat.. ..Scarlet Surprise.. ..Sops in Wine.. ..Soulardii.. ..Surprize.. ..Webster's Pinkmeat.. ..Weirouge.. ..Wisley Crab..

OTHERS NOT IN NATIONAL FRUIT COLLECTION
..Anniversary.. ..Api Etoille.. ..Burford Red*.. ..Burford Yellow*.. ..English Codlin.. ..Liberty.. ..Mere Pippin*.. ..Pink Pearmain.. ..Sandlands.. ..Surfleet Sour.. ..West Virginia Sweet*.. ..Witney Deerpark* .. ..Zorza ..
* denotes unique seedling.

RARE AND LOST APPLES FROM OUTSIDE LEICESTERSHIRE
..Blackjack (Norfolk).. ..George's Red (Essex).. ..Metton Roy (Norfolk).. ..Durrant's Apple (Norfolk).. ..Norfolk Rattlebox (Norfolk).. ..Sops in Wine (Suffolk)..

LEICESTERSHIRE HERITAGE APPLES
Overview
..Annie Elizabeth.. ..Barnack Orange.. ..Belvoir Seedling.. ..Dumelow's Seedling.. ..French Codlin (Leicester-Burton Pippin).. ..Langton Nonsuch.. ..Lord Burleigh.. ..Marriage-Maker.. ..Martin's Custard.. ..Prince Charles.. ..Queen Caroline.. ..St. Ailred.. ..Sweetings..

LEICESTERSHIRE UNIQUE SEEDLING - NEW VARIETIES
..Calla Colossus*.. ..Croft Late*.. ..Chapman's Colossus*.. ..Croft Cider*.. ..High Cross*.. ..Sam Bell*.. ..Shepherd's Delight*.. ..Seagrave Late.. ..Whitwick Pippin* (aka Berkin Beauty).. ..Wyggeston Pippin*..

BREEDING APPLES
The Diversity of Redfleshed Apples: N. Deacon
Inbreeding in Modern Apples: H-J Bannier
Related 'inbreeding' article: An Inverted Cherry World: H-J Bannier
Amateur breeding 1 , 2 ....

SUTTONELMS APPLE BREEDING PROJECT
Growers: Suttonelms ...Seedlings from 2010. 2011. 2012. 2013. 2014
Pomona ... Willy Cornelius ...

UNUSUAL APPLES
..Star Shaped.. ..Columnar/Ballerina.. ..Seedless..

UNUSUAL FRUIT
..Wolfberry/Goji Berry.. ..Kangaroo Apple.. ..Pepino..

PESTS
..Ants.. ..Mites.. ..Woolly Aphis..

ORANGEPIPPIN is currently compiling data on blossom times for apples.
Please give the site a visit and add your details .
Blossom dates for rare varieties

MYSTERY PEAR
See separate page for mystery pear found in Witney, Oxfordshire.

nine varieties on the same tree.... nine varieties on the same tree.... same tree, 7 nov....
Grafting - nine varieties on the same tree.


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Pictures
Vitamin ...C ...content
Origin of ...the Domestic Apple
Looking after ..........a young fruit tree...
Where English apple varieties got their Names
Dealing with a glut of apples ........... cidermaking
British Apples............ a call for less diversity, 1829
Unusual apples .......... varieties from Leicestershire
Ancient crafts...Rural Cidermaking in the 1800s.
You have a tree from a pip? What to do with it....
A very common Victorian Object Lesson
Fruit trees...... why ants are useful
Domestic varieties,1829
Wild Apples
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click on the stalk for: planting a tree, tree problems, favourite varieties....

BBC Radio 4:Gardeners' Question Time (GQT)
GROW IT magazine: .... information... website...

More articles:

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Wines .
Versailles:le Potager du Roi
English types .. some Cider Varieties .
Pomologists ... can you identify this variety? .
The problem of Biennial Bearing in Fruit Trees .
Fruit at Brogdale ......the National Fruit Collection .
Pollination in Domestic varieties: Crane & Lawrence .
English apples absent from National Fruit Collection .
British Library ...................... The Tree of Knowledge
Measuring the Vitamin C level in different varieties .
Vitamin C levels in English Apples.......... results .
More on Vitamin C in stored English Apples .
Pollination..... in a commercial orchard .
Triploids, diploids and bad pollen .
Storing late varieties .
News

Click on the stalk for toasted apples and grafting...




MORE ARTICLES:
Rootstocks .
Apple Chimeras .
Scions and Grafting .
Repotting a fruit tree .
More Apple Chimeras .
Cider versus wine, 1829 .
Dealing with woolly aphis .
Apples from the Isle of Wight .
Picking fresh apples in December .
Propagating Rootstocks in containers .
Propagating Rootstocks in the ground .
New Swiss Redfleshed Apple released .
Croft Cider? - evaluating a cider variety .
Tale of the Big Red Apple - Daphne Ledward
Cultivation according to Mrs.Beeton (c1860) .
2006 - a good year for Bramleys - and others .
Pick Fresh apples on New Year's Day .
Should I buy a Family Apple Tree? .
Winter fruit - pictures .
Croft Collection .
Blossom .

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Top Secret Information: Did you know you can cheat on your Medifast diet without feeling guilty about it? You can: just have an apple! Nutritious, satisfying, chock full of vitamins and minerals, it's hard to go wrong with a good apple. Fresh fruit is a great way to combat feeling hungry when you're on a diet. Plus, as they always say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!



Red Devil blossom, 20 Apr 07 Blossom and fruit on same tree; whitwick pippin, 20 Apr 2007 Surfleet Sour: a red-fleshed apple; pic: Daphne Ledward.

Rare apple chimera: Gala;  picture from John Caesar. Click on the apple to read the article .... Croft cider apple .... Blossom and fruit on same tree; Crawley Beauty, May 2008

NATIONAL FRUIT COLLECTION
Brogdale
, just outside Faversham in Kent, is home to the National Fruit Collections, the largest collection of fruit trees in the world. 1,800 varieties of apple, 550 of pear, 350 of plum, 220 of cherry, 320 varieties of bush fruit, and smaller collections of nuts and vines, grown in 150 acres of beautiful orchards.
http://www.brogdale.org/

NATIONAL ORCHARD FORUM
The National Orchard Forum is a voluntary umbrella organization which represents the 20-30 heritage orchard groups, exchanging information and raising awareness of national orchard issues. It helps to set up orchard groups in parts of the UK where none exist.
http://www.nat-orchard-forum.org.uk/

ORCHARDS: FRUIT & NUT BLOG
Pictures and comments by a Midlands fruit and nut grower as he visits orchards around the UK.
http://www.gb-online.co.uk/gb-wordpress/

SUPPLIERS OF APPLE TREES
Deacon's Nursery, Godshill, I.O.W - they stock a staggering 300+ UK varieties. Their website is at
www.deaconsnurseryfruits.co.uk .

BACKYARD FRUIT GROWERS, PENNSYLVANIA
The informal association of Backyard Fruit Growers, formed in 1990, is an organization for amateurs and others in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who wish to produce excellent fruit for the family, and to respect the backyard environment. Website: www.sas.upenn.edu/~dailey/byfg.html

"GROW IT" MAGAZINE
New monthly national gardening mag. aimed at fruit and veg growing enthusiasts. Nigel (Diversity website owner) has an article on grafting apples in issue 2, May 07). Website:
http://www.growitmag.com

TREE SURGERY
Arbor Cura, a tree surgery company in Brighton, will plant a free native tree of your choice for every one they remove. The website is at
http://www.arborcura.com/
Tel: 01273-823550 / 07767-333559
Email: enquiries@arborcura.com

TREE SURGERY
Tree surgery done to high standards: Ilkley, Yorkshire, recommended by Frazer Irwin. Details on
http://www.ilkleytreeservices.co.uk/

TIMBER TREES
The properties of timber from a large variety of trees, including trees not normally grown for their timber, are given on the Habitat21 site, www.habitat21.co.uk, on the "Sustainability" page.

SELF-HELP
"Fruitful Prospects - Ripe for the Picking" is the title of an inspirational book by John Clements. It's full of allusions to fruit, but it's really a kick-start self-help guide. John has taken the time to get this book exactly right, and I recommend it strongly. John's website is at
www.lifewisecoaching.org

GARDENERS' HAND LOTION
This is a non-commercial site, but I have been impressed by a product from the Pioneer Trading Co. of Tattershall, Lincoln: a gardeners' hand lotion, based on golden emu oil, a natural anti-inflammatory from Australia. It's kind to the hands and non-greasy.Their website is at
http://www.pion-tc.co.uk

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Shaping a Tree ...... Making a Goblet Tree...... Amazingly late English Apples .

Goblet tree in fruit


Drying Apples
Croft Cider Apple
Problems grafting the Witney Pear
Apple-related news .
Importance of the threatened Fruit Collection .
www.fruitforum.net: Joan Morgan's site
Identifying Apples .

Brocks Hill Country Park, Oadby: Apple Day, Sunday 13 Oct 2013. .
Brocks Hill Country Park, Oadby: Apple Day, Sunday 10 Oct 2010. .
Brocks Hill Country Park, Oadby: Apple Day, Sunday 11 Oct 2009. .
Groundworks Leicester & Leicestershire, Groby Rd. Reserve, Apple Planting, 25 Jan 2009 .
Perry Court : Annual Apple Fayre, Bilting, Ashford, 20-21 Oct 2007 .
Groundworks Leicester & Leicestershire, Groby Rd. Nature Reserve, 14 Oct 2007 .

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