The Northern Fruit Group
Promoting fruit growing in the North of England
What we do
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:-
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