Wragby search for ‘lost’ apples

Some of Lincolnshire's apple varieties
Some of Lincolnshire's apple varieties

If you’ve every wondered what kind of apples your mystery fruit is, experts at Wragby Apple Day just might have the answer.

Lincolnshire has a fine apple growing tradition and if your tree is more than 50 years old, it 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 or Pennells at Lincoln.

The East of England Apples and Orchard Project (EEAOP) has organised the 4th Wragby Apple Day at Wragby Town Hall this coming Saturday, September 28, from 11am to 4pm.

Experts will be on hand to talk about the county’s ‘lost’ apples and they will be able to tell owners what type of apples their tree might be if they bring a few tree samples with leaves.

Some of Lincolnshire’s unique varieties will also be on show, plus around 100 other varieties.

Visitors will also be order Lincolnshire variety apple tress to give themselves something unusual for the garden.

They can also bring their own clean apples for juicing, free of charge, if they bring their own containers.

The day is hosted by Lincolnshire Organic Gardeners’ Organisation (LOGO), which offers 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.