St James Village Orchard

Details of the Tree at Grid Ref T2

Tree Details   
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Tree Type Sorbus
Variety Sorbus Domestica
Date Planted 15 March 2010
Tree Description The "Service Tree". Fruits pear-shaped or apple-shaped, green tinged red on the sunny side, edible when bletted. A medium-sized tree, with open spreading branches. Long cultivated in South and East Europe.
Comments Suggested by EK.
Orchard Map
Every cottage garden has its own miniature orchard: a dozen trees set out in two rows with the lower trunks whitewashed like bobby-socks to keep the insects at bay.   (Roger Deakin writing about Ukraine)