The Northern Fruit Group

Promoting fruit growing in the North of England


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The group holds regular meetings at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate where topical items are discussed and talks given by invited speakers.

A newsletter is published four times a year.

There is at least one visit each year to a garden, orchard or commercial fruit farm.

The Group is developing teaching and demonstration gardens in the Walled Garden at Harewood House, near Leeds; on allotments at Dewhurst Road, Huddersfield and in Hexthorpe, Doncaster. The group ethos is one of sharing practical skills; members are encouraged to come along and take part in the practical days held at the various garden sites.

A number of Workshops are held including:-

• Summer pruning of Tree and Soft Fruit
• Winter pruning of Tree and Soft Fruit
• Bench Grafting
• Budding

The group also produces a number of leaflets, which include:-

Suggested Cultivars for the North details the cultuvars that members grow and some obervations on their performance.

A shorter list of more readily available cultivars is detailed in the leaflet Fruit Trees for a Northern Garden

Fruit Growing in Containers

The Strawberry: History & Cultivation