English Orchards to be celebrated at Wisbech St Mary’s Apple Day

Wisbech St Mary Apple Day at Willock Farm orchards. L-R Trevor Williams and David Wheatley with the

Wisbech St Mary Apple Day at Willock Farm orchards. L-R Trevor Williams and David Wheatley with the many varieties of apple on show. - Credit: Archant

A FENLAND farmer is hosting an Apple Day on his farm later this month.

Cambridgeshire County Farms tenant David Wheatley is inviting people to explore the 22 acres of ancient orchard at Willock Farm, Wisbech St Mary, on September 21 from 10am to 4pm.

The orchard, which was planted in the early 1900s, contains about 2,700 trees including Emneth Early, Laxtons Fortune, Laxton Superb, Anne Elizabeth and Lanes Prince Albert.

Willock Farm is home to the East of England Regional Collection, which consists of 250 varieties of apples, pears, plums and cherries.

Mr Wheatley said: “The event is a great chance to come and learn about the diversity of orchards and their benefits for wildlife, to buy apples and speak to the farmers who grow them.


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“The East of England Apples and Orchards Project (EEAOP) will also be there to help you identify your own fruits and offer advice on orchards.

“There will also be stalls, homemade cakes made with fruits from the orchard, apple juice and honey made by Willock Farm bees.”

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For more information call David Wheatley on 07714 098943.

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