Leicestershire orchard groups
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- Leicestershire Heritage Apple Project – There are about 100 kinds of apple in the collection so far, including all of the known Leicestershire apples. The group runs grafting courses and have Leicestershire apple trees for sale. They encourage tree guardians and promote community orchards. Community orchards in Leicestershire include, amongst others: Castle Hill Community Orchard, Anstey; Brock’s Hill Community Orchard, Oadby; Gilmorton Avenue Community Orchard, Leicester; Ratby Community Orchard; Donisthorpe Community Orchard.
Where to buy trees in Leicestershire
- Leicestershire Heritage Apple Project – There are about 100 kinds of apple in the collection so far, including all of the known Leicestershire apples. They have an astonishing variety. Most are not in the National Fruit Collection. The group has Leicestershire apple trees for sale. Leicestershire Heritage Apple Project trees also supplied by www.gb-online.co.uk, Plantsman and Grower.
Orchard services and produce in Leicestershire
- Belvoir Fruit Farms – Peverel Manners. Fruit cordials and presses – especially elderflower – with fruit and juice from local farms. Widely available through supermarkets, farm shops etc. Belvoir, Grantham NG32 1PB 01476 870286
- Welland Valley Vineyard – produce English wine and cider. Cider produced from small orchard planted with traditional cider apple varieties.
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