The community garden orchard has once again produced a bumper crop of fruit with apples and pears of various shapes, sizes and colours. Gardening Club have been sampling these apples along with a number of our Year 7 students, who collected the fruit and sorted them by size ready to be made into apple crumble as part of a Food Technology lesson.
Mr Hogg and Mr Gee have both been intrigued by the different varieties; samples were collected from each tree and taken along to the apple weekend at RV Roger Ltd Plant Nursery in Pickering for identification. In total, apples from thirteen trees were inspected and eleven varieties were confidently identified. We have found out that we have a total of seven different varieties of both cooking and eating apples. With the help of Miss Maine we intend to make labels for the trees to ensure there is a permanent record of the varieties we have.
Our thanks go to the staff at RV Roger Ltd for their time and expertise identifying the varieties and also to the members of the Gardening Club!