Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Orange Pippin - a top resource for apple & plum lovers

Image from University of Illinois Extension Tree Fruit
Autumn/fall is now upon us unfortunates in the Northern Hemisphere, but it has its pluses.  In particular the wealth of wonderful fruits.  Although as I am sure you all have read, the apple and pear harvests this year are poor due the inability of bees to have flown and pollinated during the awful weather earlier in the year.

For those of you who, like me, love the newly harvested apples as much as their fascinating history, may I suggest you take a look at Orange Pippin.  It is a fascinating, informative and useful website that not only gives the history and descriptions of a host of apple and plum cultivars, but also lists orchards where they are grown, events - oh, and just loads more. 

Take a look and enjoy....but don't forget to plant heritage/heirloom varieties!

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