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Apple Day at Forty Hall Orchard

The heavens usually open up on Apple Day at our orchard and this year was no different but we had a brilliant day and the best part was of course tasting the different varieties of apples grown here in the UK.

A fantastic range of British apples

Our little community orchard won’t bear fruit for some time. So we had a host of varieties on the stand for a mere 25p per apple.

Apple Day at Forty Hall Orchard 2013

English apples galore

Apple Day at Forty Hall Orchard 2013

Cox’s Orange Pippins

Apple Day at Forty Hall Orchard 2013

Red Pippins

Apple Day at Forty Hall Orchard 2013

Blenheim Orange – loved this one

Apple Day at Forty Hall Orchard 2013

Hereford Russets

Apple Day at Forty Hall Orchard 2013

Egremont Russets

Apple Day at Forty Hall Orchard 2013

Saturn – perfect combo of sweet and sour

Apple Day at Forty Hall Orchard 2013

Red Windsors

Apple Day at Forty Hall Orchard 2013

Ubiquitous Bramleys

A superb team of volunteers

We’ve had a lot of people come and go. Myself included. It’s been hard to keep up with family and food commitments and make it to every volunteering day.  But it’s these smiley faces that keep us going back. Friendly, committed and passionate about our little project.

Apple Day at Forty Hall Orchard 2013

Smiles in the rain

Our community orchard is at Forty Hall Farm, Forty Hill, Enfield.  We meet on the last Sunday of every month so do come and say hello if you are local.

Do you volunteer at an orchard? What varieties are you growing? What’s your favourite apple for cooking?