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The Harcourt Applefest is a community festival celebrating everything apple related.
Heritage Apple Sale
The National Trust’s annual Heritage Apple Sale is an opportunity to savour
the wonderful tastes of heritage apples from your own backyard. The Trusts’ gardening team has selected
around 40 different apple varieties from the National Trust collection,
providing an amazing variety of shapes, colours and flavours that you won’t find
at the supermarket. From the buttery richness of ‘Ribston Pippin’, to the tang
of ‘Pine Golden Pippin’ and the highly sought after ‘Cox’s Orange’ and ‘Bramley
Seedling’, there is something for all tastes.
All trees have been grafted on-site by our gardening team onto rootstocks
well suited to home gardens. Our gardening team will also be on hand to
offer advice on growing a great crop.
Entry to the sale is free. If you a buy a tree at the sale, entry to the
Gardens is included. All apple varieties are $30.
Heritage Apple Festival
Join the Diggers Club team for a weekend of heritage
festivities and celebrations.
Taste test and choose the best heritage
apples and pears, sample freshly pressed apple juice and cider, taste
and buy delicious baked apple pies and strudels.
For the green thumbs join garden tours and
learn about the history and making of this beautiful garden and pick-up
gardening tips at the free gardening workshops.
Book into an Apple
Masterclass with the heritage apple experts, Pete the Permie and David
Key and sample cider from local makers. Learn all about cider making at
Listen to live music at the Fork to Fork Café while you enjoy a menu
inspired by the autumn harvest and complimented by wine.
activities on Sunday between 11am-2pm
Naturipe Fruits - Pick Your Own and Farm Gate Sales
Naturipe Fruits has both pick your own and farm gate sales. (please note -
Pick your own
*Entry is free except for cherry picking where there is a small entry charge
Apple seasons are Royal Gala (Feb); Golden Delicious (March);
Early Fuji (late-Feb); Late Fuji (April); Pink Lady (late-April to May);
Granny Smith (April)Farm Gate Sales
sale are fresh-picked daily and and are not waxed or stored or use any
chemicals. As well as the fruits listed above,
is also available.
For current details consult the
Naturipe Fruits website
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