Category Archives: Fruit and Nut Field Trips 2012

A recent orchard visit – What a slope

A recent orchard visit near to Bristol, showed that apples can be grown at extreme locations. This orchard was on a very steep sloping 40 deg hill, well it was a bit bigger than a hill thou. Trees were growing … Continue reading

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Autumn 2012 National collection of Hickories at Cockington Arboretum, Toquay, Devon

This was very much a big disappointment as I will explain. One could not go wrong, the map shows where everything is ?? However it would appear that the National Hickory collection does not exist at all/any more. In talking … Continue reading

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Autumn 2012 Orchard visit to Cotehele NT, Cornwall

Cotehele has an old orchard and a new mother orchard. The old orchard has been left unattended for many years, apart from cutting the grass. Many trees are dying. As can be seen from the map, the cider, dessert and … Continue reading

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Autumn 2012 Orchard visit to Trerice NT, Cornwall

Trerice NT has an old orchard, but many of the trees are dying, and seem to be neglected. There is a few new trees been planted at the far end, but they are too close together ?.

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Autumn 2012 Orchard visit to Morewellham Quay, Devon

They have an old orchard and new orchard, so I thought this was going to be a good visit, but my thoughts changed as the visit progressed. Typical of the Tamar valley is the sloping gardens, so the sun has … Continue reading

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Brogdale – National Fruit Collection 2012 review

Brogdale – National Fruit Collection 2012 review Visit to Brogdale this year in early October, sunshine all day, but a bit blowy and chilly to start off with. A weather station setup to monitor the weathers 24/7. Note the arm … Continue reading

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