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Richard Cox grew the first Cox’s Orange Pippin in what is now Berkshire. Common Ground initiated the creation of a celebratory Community Orchard in Abany Park, Colnbrook, with Cox’s Orange Pippin trees and others.

Berkshire has produced a number of very successful nurserymen (famous names include Charles Ross) and new varieties of fruit, but old orchards and nurseries are being lost to housing and other developments.

 

Berkshire orchard groups

To find community orchards local to you, see our community orchard map

This gazeteer is regularly updated. This section currently has no listings, please contact us if you have information to add.

 

Where to buy trees in the Berkshire

This gazeteer is regularly updated. This section currently has no listings, please contact us if you have information to add.

 

Orchard services and produce in Berkshire

  • Ciderniks – a small cidermaker based in Kintbury in West Berkshire using, wherever possible, locally sourced apples. Also produce apple juice and cider vinegar. Available widely in the South East and also online.
  • Salt Hill Cider – independent craft cider makers located in Slough, Berkshire, which produces an organic dry cider. Available locally.
  • My Apple Juice – have  provided an apple & pear pressing service since 2009, now from their base near Hungerford. They are driven by the fact that most apples in private gardens go to waste. Many people  have more apples than they want as juice but kindly bring us their extra fruit to reduce waste. These can be bottled, pasteurised and labelled for local fundraising groups who then profit from a minimally processed, healthy, locally grown and produced product. They also sell raw Apple Cider Vinegar, and Elderflower cordial from elderflowers collected within a 400 m radius of their home. The press is at: The Cider Barn, Hungerford Park, Inkpen Road, Hungerford Berkshire RG17 0RT 01488 686976

 

Other links

  • Apples, Berkshire, Cider’ is a book by Duncan Mackay published by Two Rivers Press.

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