The Community Orchard will become a reality in March. Bradford Council has given us the formal go-ahead to plant the orchard at Ben Rhydding and East Holmes Field.
We have ordered our trees and they will be delivered for the planting session on Saturday 7th March at Ben Rhydding Playing Field, starting at 9:30 am. We have chosen a selection of Yorkshire apple varieties: Ribston Pippin, Flower of the Town, Acklam Russet, Fillingham Pippin and Northern Greening, plus 2 pear varieties: Concorde and Onward, and 2 plum varieties: Marjories Seedling and Opal.
We will be planting at East Holmes Field from 9:30 onwards on Sunday 8th March. The choice of trees is similar with apples: Ribston Pippin, Flower of the Town, Acklam Russet and Yorkshire Greening, pears: Concorde and Catillac, and plums: Laxton’s Cropper and Laxton’s Delicious.
Not everyone will have to dig holes, we need people to put the stakes into the ground and others to make the tree guards and lastly people to spread the mulch around the trees once they are planted.
Everyone is welcome to come and help with the planting. Please bring along a spade or a fork if you can.
Thanks to everyone who has helped to get this project off the ground. Great work.