Common Ground The main website of Common Ground, the organisation which single-handedly kick-started interest in heritage apple varieties in the UK. Follow the links to Apple Day to find details of events in your area.
Midwest Fruit Explorers In their own words "... crazy about the best tasting, most flavorful fruits that grow well here." Highlight of this website is Gene's backyard orchard - a lot of apple trees in a small space, and some very useful insight into the ultra-dwarf M27 rootstock.
New York Fruit Quarterly An excellent publication from the New York State Horticultural Society, Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva, and the New York State Apple Research and Development Program.
Sage Fruit Lots of useful information for consumers about how apples and other orchard fruits are grown and packaged, as well as fruit descriptions and availability.
Sidra de Asturias Apple varieties used in cider production in the Asturias region of Spain.
The Big Apple Association The Big Apple Association organises annual apple events at Much Marcle in Herefordshire promoting local apples and pears, with an emphasis on preserving and promoting older traditional varieties. Check their website for details of the next event.
The English Apple Man An insightful look at the apple scene by a retired industry insider, including regular journal updates.
Cotehele A house from the Tudor period, and the site of the National Trust's new (2008) Mother Orchard project.
Elcho Castle Orchard, Scotland The orchard is in the grounds of Elcho Castle, Rhynd, By Bridge of Earn PH2 8QQ and is managed by Historic Scotland (the Scottish equivalent of English Heritage). The orchard was planted in 1999 on an area that was the original orchard of the castle in its heyday in the 16th century. The 100 fruit trees planted have 31 different varieties of apple, 7 types of pear and 3 different plums. Although still quite a young orchard, we recently participated in the first Carse of Gowrie Orchard Festival. The orchard is open during the opening hours of the Elcho Castle - see website for details.
Fyvie Castle - Garden of Scottish Fruits A historic castle near Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - and home of the Garden of Scottish Fruits, which includes an extensive list of interesting apple varieties.
Details of admission and opening times can be found on the website.
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