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All things apple
Thu 25-Feb-10
7:27 pm
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JoannaS
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Here is a site that is building a database about apples and they want to know if you have an apple tree in your garden so they can record where different varieties grow. The only query I do have is having names on the site of owners - don't know if you can opt out of this or not. Until I know what variety of trees we have I won't be able to put our trees down anyway Doh Anyway they also have lots of helpful identification pages for lots of different apples

http://www.orangepippin.com/

Thu 25-Feb-10
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Some interesting info, Joanna.

I love russets, and it was also interesting that the varieties of russets were more fragranced and flavourful than their counterparts.

Something new to learn all the time !

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Bumping this up.

What a great idea! Thanks, Joanna.

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Thu 4-Mar-10
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We have two ancient apple trees - variety unknown - so thanks for the tip Joanna! Can't wait to find out what varieties are growing in our garden.

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Fiona, another way to identify trees is to go to an Apple Day where they have experts who will identify your trees from apples (and photos of the tree if you also have those). We went to Apple Days at Ryton Gardens (Garden Organic) a couple of times. The first time it was good, but we got there too late to get an appointment with the experts. The next year we got there at the start, went straight to that area, and got to see someone almost at once. Mine, I think, was a Laxton Superb, P's were Discovery (definitely) and Kidd's Orange (almost certainly). I now have an old Laxton Superb and a Sunset tree, and step-over L-S and James Grieve that I brought with me.

There were labelled examples of lots of sorts of apples and lots of things to sample, so even the first visit was worth while. But not all apple days have experts on tap, and some are just excuses to sell over-priced, apple linked tat. Could you have themed weeks on your stand, for instance apples, apple chutney, juice, jelly, cards, etc? Probably not exclusively apple items, but mainly linked to the theme.

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