Don’t let the fruit give you the pip

What type of apple is this? EMN-140909-101811001
What type of apple is this? EMN-140909-101811001

If you have ever wondered what that mystery apple tree is, Wragby Apple Day is the place to be.

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.

Go along to the event on Sunday September 28 in the town hall between 11am and 4pm where East of England Apples & Orchard Project (EEAOP), will have their team of experts on hand who may be able to identify it.

Take along three typical examples of the apple with stalk intact and a piece of stem with a few leaves.

And go along to the day too if you’re interested in apples and want to know more about Lincolnshire’s unique varieties – most of them will be 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, go along.

And there is also the opportunity to take along your own clean apples for juicing, free of charge for up to 10kg if you bring your own containers.

The day is being hosted by Lincolnshire Organic Gardeners’ Organisation (LOGO) who offer for sale members’ homegrown produce, including apples and juice, organic gardening advice, delicious homemade appley refreshments and children’s activities.

Other stalls include Lincolnshire Beekeepers, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Skidbrook Cider, Butterfly Conservation and Lincolnshire Willow basketmaking.

Admission is free.