Queen’s Jubilee Green Canopy

14 apple trees and 2 cherry were planted on 15th January 2022 toward the Queen’s Jubilee Green Canopy.

CORMAC and the Environment Agency have funded these fruit trees and the special thing about them is that they are all from the Tamar Valley. Some have some very interesting names such as pigs snout and lady’s fingers.

The complete list will be available soon and each tree will be clearly labelled in time. Again a great big thank you to the crowd that turned up today!

It was great to see new faces Emma and Jimmy accompanied by two very enthusiastic tree planters! Also thanks to JennyKimChrisCathyAdrianJay, his two helpers and Bob with his dog (also called bob for some reason 🙂

MAPS FROM 1888 SHOW THIS VERY SPOT FILLED WITH APPLE TREES, BEING PART OF THE TAMAR VALLEY MARKET GARDENING SCENE. SO THIS IS A RE-ESTABLISHMENT IN PART OF THE OLD ORCHARD THAT WAS FOUND HERE.

List of species planted…

1. TAN HARVEY SYN TEIGNHARVEY
Cider Smallish, yellow with orange flush. Very popular in the Tamar Valley. Shaldon, Devon.

2. LADY’S FINGERS
Cooker/Dessert Apple. Large ribbed green apple with red flush and stripes. Healthy and prolific. Origin: Calstock. 

3. HOCKING’S GREEN
Cooker/dessert apple, mid to late season. Cooker from November, Dessert in late December. Found at Illand Farm, Coads Green. 

4. IMPROVED KESWICK
C/D Mid to late season. Yellow with faint fush. Cooker in October. Dessert in November and December. Origin Tamar Valley. 

5. PIGS SNOUT
Dessert/Cider Mid season, sweet and juicy with cidery flavour. Late flowering variety. Eat in October.

6. PEAR APPLE/SNUB NOSE
Dessert. Early apple with the classic concave shape. Pleasant apple, slightly sweet, subacid.
Best peeled. Pale yellow in colour. 

7. LONG KEEPER
Dessert. Mid to late season, sweet sub acid, firm, chewy. Found as a single tree in a hedge at Latu Luckett.

8. SAW PIT SYN PETER LOCK
Cooker/Dessert . Late, similar to Newton Wonder. Keeps to after Christmas. Tamar valley. 

9. COLLOGETT PIPPIN
Cooker/cider, midseason, large pale greenish/yellow apple with red flush, bold stripes. Early to flower. 

10. KING BYERD
Cooker/Dessert, Very late. Green fruit turning yellow with red streaks and grey russet. Heavy cropper, good keeper. Cooker in November, dessert at Christmas. 

11. PLYMPTON PIPPIN
Cooker/Dessert Late season, green with a dull red flush, faint stripes. Dessert when kept.

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