5th & 6th October 2019
An apple a day, keeps the doctor away’ – You’ve heard it all before of course – but is it true?
Well, we all know that apples help to reduce tooth decay, but according to Dr Adam Briggs from the British Heart Foundation: apples also contain lots of Vitamin C which aid our immune system, as well as phenols which help to reduce blood cholesterol. So, if you fancy a bit more of something that does you good – then pop down to the RV Roger Apple Weekend in Pickering, where Apple Weekend will be celebrated at the plant centre on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October from 9 am to 5 pm. There will be displays of more than 200 varieties of fruit, including many rare and heritage varieties of apples, pears, plums, medlar, quince, and nuts. You’ll also be able to taste a range of fruit before you order your fruit tree, as well as buy freshly-picked fruit from the orchards, including varieties you may never have seen before.
RV Roger’s fruit experts will be on hand to help you choose the right tree for your garden and the one that best suits your taste. You can find out everything from how to plan your orchard, to getting advice with seasonality and storage; how to choose a heritage or local variety; and what the difference is between a tree, a fan, and an espalier. You can watch demonstrations of how to prune your fruit trees, as well as get advice on pests and other problems, and even bring along your fruit for identification.
Apple celebrations have been growing in popularity since Apple Day began over 25 years ago as a way of celebrating variety and richness in a locality. RV Roger Ltd continues to encourage this by growing more than 200 varieties of apples, including local and regional varieties not normally found on the supermarket shelf.
Highlights of the Apple Weekend include:
• A display of more than 200 fruit, apples, pears, medlar, quince, and more
• Advice from experts on choosing, growing and pruning fruit trees
• Talks and demonstrations throughout the weekend.
• Gift books, DeWit tools, garden vouchers for sale
• Professional apple identification (There will be a small charge for this)
RV Roger Ltd
The Nurseries, Malton Road, Pickering, YO18 7JW
T: 01751 472226