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. The orchard has several different varieties of
Damsons, Gages, Plums, Cherries,
Hazlenuts and Filberts.
Some trees are beginning to bear afew fruit and others will be ready for local people to pick them in a years time.
Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group - South West - Orchard Maintenance and pruning
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)
Littleover Orchard is going for growth !!
In the autumn (2017) we will be launching a website on CrowdFunder-Derby
To make new friends and raise funds for three main goals
- To plant new trees - replacing those few lost to disease and vandalism and planting new trees is a new section of the orchard - in total 52 new trees 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.
- To show on an interpretation board what varieties we have so that people can appreciate the richness and to pick some for their own use in the autumn.
- To install two benches for visitors to enjoy the view of the new orchard and of the ‘old’ (2011+) orchard with the view over the Trent Valley.
- There will be opportunities to plant a tree and to come and learn about pruning and even to sponsor a bench or the display board.
- Watch this webpage for links to social media and CrowdFunder-Derby
- Thanks for your support !
Pupils from Derby Moor College helping Friends of Littleover Parks and Parks Dept staff plant the first sections of the Orchard in December 2011
© Friends of Littleover Parks 2017