Maintaining your home orchard

Growing fruit allows gardeners to enjoy a beautiful range of flavours and varieties not found amongst the bland supermarket range.

Espalier tree

While supermarkets offer perhaps four or five apple varieties throughout the year, the home gardener can choose from hundreds of different apples.

Many have a flavour far more sophisticated and superior to the standard varieties, which have been bred for transport and cold storage. As with our heirloom vegetable varieties, heirloom fruit represents centuries of human ...

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