Have you any space for 5 apple trees, currently growing well in large pots, where they can be of community benefit? They are Devon/Cornish dessert varieties that I grafted in 2012. I'm based in Minehead and they need to find a permanent home. Carol
The apples I think are on rootstock MM106 semi dwarfing, suitable for medium to large gardens or community orchards. They're ready now, in large pots- will need a van/ estate car or trailer to transport I think.
1 x Cornish Aromatic: flowering group 4, self-sterile. Late season dessert/eater.
1 x Pendragon: A dessert/cooker/cider. Small red apples and red flesh, red stems and reddish leaves and dark pink blossom making a very attractive tree. Flower group 2; fruiting early to mid season; the healthiest apple according to http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6151010/800-year-old-a...
1 x Adams Pearmain: flowering group 3. It is self-sterile and needs a pollination partner nearby. See choice of pollinators at http://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/pollinationchecker.aspx?v=1001; 'Pear-flavoured'
1 x Ashmeads Kernel: flowering group 4. It is a triploid variety and needs two pollination partners nearby which must both be of different varieties and able to cross-pollinate each other as well as the Ashmead's Kernel. Alternatively choose a single self-fertile pollination partner, or a crab apple. See http://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/pollinationchecker.aspx?v=1004 for pollination partners
1 x Newton Wonder: Pick: Late-season; Flowering group: 4; Uses: Cookery. A high quality late-season English cooking apple from the Victoria era.
Have you heard of the Gleaning Network? http://www.feeding5k.org/gleaning.php
Also you mentioned food banks - does your local banks accept fresh veg & fruit?
I thought they were not allowed to?
best wishes Richard
I have been given permission to plant these on a public site owned by Williton Parish Council, so if you would give me a time when and how I can contact you, I can tell you more. Thanks. I hope you still have them available.
Kind Regards David
I have recently posted out to this site about a food surplus resource I am working upon, it would be great to catch up on the good work in West Somerset...what's the best way to communicate with you?
With thanks, Caroline
I have sent a message to you inbox, not sure if you received notifications of this ?? Thanks, Caroline