There is also a plum orchard with some unusual varieties including Coe’s Golden Drop, a handsome dessert plum raised in Suffolk in late C18th.
The two orchards occupy a sunny south-facing site of about 4.5 acres and are located in Monks Eleigh near Lavenham.
The planting has been in two stages, the first in 2004/2005 and the second in 2007/2008.
In total we have 12 varieties of apple and 6 varieties of plum. For further information on their origins and eating seasons click on Apple Varieties or Plum Varieties.
We also sell apple juice produced from our apples. Our St Edmunds Pippin juice, in October 2010, won 2nd prize at the National Fruit Show . Click on Apple Juice for description of types of juice.
The orchards are not organic.
The produce is marketed locally mainly through greengrocers, farm shops, restaurants and farmers markets.