Ever wondered what that mystery apple tree is? If your tree is at least 50 years old it just might be one of the potentially ‘lost’ Lincolnshire varieties, such as Garrett’s Golden Pippin, Old Man, Shepherd’s Fame, William Ingall which were produced by the local nurseries of William Ingall at Louth, Rowsons at West Torrington, Pennells at Lincoln.
Come along to the seventh Wragby Apple Day at Wragby Town Hall, Wragby on Sunday 7th October, from 11.00am to 4.00pm, where East of England Apples and Orchard Project (EEAOP) will have their team of experts on hand, who may be able to identify it. Bring three typical examples with stalk intact and piece of stem with a few leaves. Identification will run from 11.00am to 3.00pm.
Come along to the day too, if you’re interested in apples and want to know more about Lincolnshire’s unique varieties — we’ll have most of them on display, plus around 100 other varieties. You can also order Lincolnshire variety apple trees, so if you’re looking for an unusual fruit tree for your garden, come and see us.
Bring along your own clean apples for juicing, free of charge for up to 10kg if you bring your own containers. Juicing will be available from 11.00am to 3.00pm.
The day is hosted by Lincolnshire Organic Gardeners’ Organisation (LOGO), who will be offering members’ homegrown produce including apples and juice for sale, organic gardening advice, delicious homemade appley refreshments and children’s activities. Other stalls include Lincolnshire Beekeepers, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Lincoln Friends of the Earth, and Lincolnshire Willow basketmaking and admission is free.