Last few places left on Apple ID course

On Sunday 9th November, we are very pleased to be welcoming Bob Lever to the Farm, to teach a course on apple identification. Bob, or ‘Orchard Bob’, as he is sometimes known, is an expert on all things apple and orchard related.

The one-day course is intended to introduce orchard enthusiasts to the first principles of apple identification. Subjects to be covered include:

  • Collecting good samples for identification;
  • Why cultivar identification is not easy;
  • Pomological terminology;
  • Examining the internal and external characteristics of an apple;
  • Using identification processes;
  • Resources to aid identification.

Please note: this is not a session where apple samples may be brought in for ‘instant’ identification. However, if you have plenty of samples of an unidentified apple, you are welcome to bring a few of them along to use for dissection and study, with a view to using the skills gained at the workshop to help you to identify the apple in the future.

The course will be held at Forty Hall Farm and will begin at 10am, with tea and coffee from 9.30am. Refreshments will be provided but attendees are asked to bring their own packed lunch. The Forty Hall café will also be open.

The course has been organised by the Forty Hall Farm Orchard. Places are very limited and are £25 (to be paid in cash on the day). To book a place, please email Kate McGeevor.

Forty Hall Farm, Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA. Sunday 9th November, 10am – 3.30pm