A Community Orchard has been created in the western most field of the Millennium Wood Park nearest Moorway Lane.
The Derby City Council Parks Department chose and supplied the trees and FOLPs with local school pupils planted them in the winter of 2011/12. The orchard has many different varieties of Apples, Pears
Damsons, Gages, Plums, Cherries,
Hazlenuts and Filberts.
The trees are now producing fruit. If it helps we will put up posters explaining when which fruit ripen and when to pick them.
Common Ground - promotes community environmental projects and traditional orchards
Brogdale Collections - national fruit collection, orchards, identification, courses, etc.
Orchard Network - working together for traditional orchards, biodiversity, courses, etc.
1. Arthur Turner
3. Bramley’s Seedling
4. Charles Ross
6. Egremont Russet
9. Golden Delicious
11. James Grieve
12. Laxton’s Superb
13. Lord Derby
14. Lord Lambourne
15. Newton Wonder
18. Winter Gem
19. Worcester Pearmain
21. Damson ‘King Damson’
22. Damson ‘Merryweather’
23. Plum ‘Denniston’s Superb’
24. Plum ‘Marjories Seedling’
25. Plum ‘Opal’
26. Plum ‘Oullin’s Golden Gage’
27. Plum ‘Czar’
28. Plum ‘Victoria’
29. Pear ‘Beth’
30. Pear ‘Conference’
31. Pear ‘Doyenne du Comice’
32. Pear ‘Louise Bonne of Jersey’
33. Pear ‘William’s Bon Cretian’
34. Cherry ‘Bigarreau Napoleon’ (colt)
35. Cherry ‘Cherokee’ (colt)
36. Cherry ‘Colney’ (colt)
37. Cherry ‘Early Rivers’ (colt)
38. Cherry ‘Hannaford’ (colt)
39. Cherry ‘Morello’ (colt)
40. Cherry ‘Penny Malden’ (colt)
41. Cherry ‘Stella’ (colt)
42. Cherry ‘Zoe’ (colt)
43. Medlar Original Bush (on Quince A)
44. Nut (Filbert) Kentish Cob, (bush)
45. Nut (Cobnut) Pearson’s Prolific, (bush)
46. Nut (Filbert) Red Filbert, (bush)
47. Nut (Filbert) White Filbert, (bush)
Growing Littleover Orchard
In March 2018 we ran a fund raising campaign on CrowdFunder.co.uk with the following goals
- To plant new trees - replacing 22 lost to disease and damage and planting 40 new trees is a new section of the orchard - in about 20 different varieties of apples, pears, cherries, plums, etc. Some will be old favourites, some will be heritage varieties, to help to preserve the wonderful choice of orchard fruit that we have in this country. Including some crab-apples, a cider apple, apples original to Derbyshire, pears and plums.
- To show on an interpretation board where to find the varieties of fruit, and when to pick and when to eat them, and a bit about the special ones,
also with names of larger sponsors of the appeal.
- To install a bench for visitors to enjoy the view of the ‘old’ (2011+) orchard with the view over the Trent Valley.
We are very grateful for the donations received during and after the campaign. The CrowdFunder campaign raised £995, which after expenses gave enough money to replace the 22 lost trees in the ‘old’ Orchard, together with supports, weed mats, rabbit guards, etc. The planting was again assisted by Derby Moor Academy pupils.
Further donations will enable us to plant more trees and plan the information board. Thank you for all your support.
For the CrowdFunder campaign we created a fruit tree design which is very attractive on a T-shirt or sweat-shirt. If you would like a shirt printed with a design to encourage you to make a donation then do email us via the Contact page.
The designs can be seen on our webpage.
Please, help create the best community orchard in Derbyshire !!
Thanks for your support !
Pupils from Derby Moor Academy helping Friends of Littleover Parks and Parks Dept staff plant the first sections of the Orchard in December 2011
Orchard Appeal Rewards
Overseal Community Orchard, near Swadlincote, S.Dbys.
Kirk Langley Community Orchard, Dbys.
Wessington Cider Orchard, nr, Alfreton, Dbys
Calke Abbey, kitchen garden orchard, Natinal Trust, Ticknall, Dbys
Jubilee Community Allotment Orchard, near Coalville, Leics
Woodhouse Eaves Community Orchard, Leicestershire, LE12 8RW
East Markham Heritage Orchard, Notts, NG22 0SS.
© Friends of Littleover Parks 2019