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We know of varieties being grown which are not registered at Brogdale but there are probably hundreds more. About are cider varieties. Some of those found have no names; others are being named after the person or place they were found or what they look like. Sue Clifford, founder of the Common Ground environment group, which launched a movement to save traditional orchards nearly 30 years ago, and came up with the idea of an annual apple day, says apple awareness is now high and a corner may have been turned.
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We lost nearly all these old orchards in the s and 80s. We are in a far better place than we were then, but we were starting at a very low point. There is much more planting now, a growing urban and rural movement and a resurgence of interest in ciders. Community orchards are becoming very important to places, and people are rightly proud of them. Apple Day has become a new harvest festival.
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Only one in three apples we eat comes from the UK, and they are still selling apples from Australia. They are just not thinking. They could do much better.
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