Variety is the spice of apple weekend

Variety is the spice of apple weekend

The organisers of the Apple Weekend at the National Botanic Garden of Wales are promising another bumper crop of everyone’s favourite fruit.

Come October 19-20 and there will be plenty of apples to try, taste and buy at the ever-popular event with a stunning display of 400 or so varieties at the core of the two-day event.

As well as a rich array of fabulous fruit, there will be stalls selling apple-related products from pies and pork, cheese and chutney, to cider and squash. In addition, there will be lots of family activities such as apple pressing, badge making, t-shirt designing, special quizzes and a special chutney-making demonstration by Llanddarog WI.

Local nurseryman Paul Davies will be on hand to offer tips on choosing, training and pruning your fruit trees and the ever-popular ‘identification table’ will again be in operation to help you identify that mystery variety of apple growing in your garden.

If you want your fruit identified, please bring along three typical examples of each  variety of your apples with stalks and eye intact. Any additional information you can supply – e.g. if it’s a ‘cooker’, how does it cook? and how well does the variety keep? – would be appreciated.

The Garden is open from 10am until 4.30pm. For more information on Garden news and events email  or call 01558 667149.

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