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Chance to keep Worcestershire heritage growing
4:00pm Thursday 17th January 2013 in Local
BROMSGROVE residents are being offered the chance to protect and increase the county’s orchard heritage by buying local organic fruit trees.
Several local varieties of fruit trees are being offered by Worcestershire County Council through Walcot Organic Nursery, including five varieties of apples, two varieties of pears and two varieties of plums.
Worcestershire’s once famous orchards have dramatically reduced in number over the last century and as a result some local fruit varieties have become rare.
Wade Muggleton, senior community Greenspace officer, said: “This is a great opportunity for people to grow their own little bit of Worcestershire heritage. There are some great varieties of fruit trees in the county and it would be a shame if we lost any of them.”
The trees are priced at £14.50 and are available until March 15 for planting in the winter season.
To make an order, visit worcestershire.gov.uk/fruittrees and download an order form.