New Community Orchard at Green Lane Recreation Ground.
In the summer, we measured up the 180 square metre plot at Green Lane Recreation Ground.....
and this week we joined forces with Lewis, from the Orchard Project to choose our design with plenty of mouth-watering varieties including: cherry, plum, pear and apple; as well as some to the more traditional fruits medlar, mulberry and greengage. Fringed by a border of white, red and blackcurrants and blackberries-how does that sound?
The next event will be an orchard training day in November where we hone pruning an grafting skills before a final planting date a month later.
Short video explanation of pollination and grafting
Radio 4 Food programme on cider apples
This is an episode of the food programme Entitled The ‘C’ word this radio 4 programme is about cider apples and an amazing array of names and properties.
our choice so far:
'Merton Glory' cherry
'Pitmaston pineapple' apple
'Tremlex bitter' cider apple
Newton Wonder Apple -stays on the tree (I wonder why Elliot chose that)
Blackberries (no variety decided).