AT THE CORNERSTONE (Mon-Sat 10am-1pm)
!! PICKED BRAMLEY SEEDLING APPLES NOW AVAILABLE !!
SPARE FRUIT becomes FREE FRUIT for EVERYONE at the CORNERSTONE
If you have spare fruit ripening in your garden and you don't want it to fall off and go to waste then please phone 01608 811057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until COVID changed things we used to give the fruit away at the Big Apple Take-Aways on the Playing Close every other Sunday afternoon on the Playing Close all through the autumn.
NOW we take the fruit to the Cornerstone at the Corner House in Charlbury, so that ANYONE can pop-in to collect some FREE fruit Monday-Saturday from 10am-1pm. A huge thank you to all the fruit tree owners who offer us their spare fruit - this amazingly successful venture wouldn't be possible without your generosity.
Plums are always first, varieties start to ripen in August. A few apple varieties are also ready in August, more in September, mostly in October, and some even November. Pears also range from September through to November. These are the varieties we are lucky enough to pick near Charlbury and are listed in the order of when they are ready - though not all varieties are available each year.
Apple varieties include:
- Emneth Early (1899, Emneth near Wisbech - Lord Grosvenor x Keswick Codlin)
- Beauty of Bath (1864, Bath)
- George Cave (1923, Essex)
- Discovery (1949, Essex - Worcester Pearmain x Beauty of Bath)
- Miller's Seedling (1848, Newbury)
- Devonshire Quarrenden (1678, Devon)
- Grenadier (cooker, 1800, Buckinghamshire) ** AVAILABLE **
- Laxton's Epicure (1909, Bedford - Wealthy x Cox's Orange Pippin)
- Owen Thomas (1897, Bedford)
- Scrumptious (1980, Kent - Golden Delicious x Discovery)
- Katy (1947, Sweden - James Grieve x Worcester Pearmain) ** AVAILABLE **
- Worcester Pearmain (1874, Worcester - seedling from Devonshire Quarrenden) ** AVAILABLE **
- Reverend W Wilks (cooker/eater, 1904, Chelsea - Peasgood Nonsuch x Ribston Pippin)
- Merton Worcester (1914, John Innes Institute - Cox's Orange Pippin x Worcester Pearmain) ** AVAILABLE **
- James Grieve (1893, Edinburgh - seedling from Pott's Seedling or Cox's Orange Pippin) ** AVAILABLE **
- Merton Charm (1933, John Innes Institute - McIntosh Red x Cox's Orange Pippin)
- Laxton's Fortune (1931, Bedford - Cox's Orange Pippin x Wealthy)
- Gloria Mundi (cooker, 1804, USA)
- Ellison's Orange (1904, Lincolnshire - Cox's Orange Pippin x Calville Blanc)
- Keswick Codlin (cooker, 1790, Gleaston Castle, Lancashire) ** AVAILABLE **
- Arthur Turner (cooker, 1912, Slough)
- St Edmund's Pippin (1870, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - chance seedling)
- Lord Lambourne (1907, Bedford - James Grieve x Worcester Pearmain)
- Herring's Pippin (cooker/eater, 1908, Lincoln)
- Wealthy (1860, Minnesota, USA - seed from Cherry Crab)
- Greensleeves (1966, East Malling, Kent - James Grieve x Golden Delicious) ** AVAILABLE **
- Gravenstein (cooker/eater, 1600s Germany)
- Bountifulhttps://www.orangepippin.com/varieties/apples/gravenstein (cooker, 1960s, East Malling, Kent - Cox's Orange Pippin x Lane's Prince Albert)
- Mother (1844, Massachusetts, USA)
- Jester (1966, East Malling, Kent - Worcester Pearmain x Starkspur Golden Delicious)
- Egremont Russet (1872, England)
- Charles Ross (cooker/eater, 1890, Derbyshire - Peasgood Nonsuch x Cox's Orange Pippin)
- Cox's Pomona (cooker/eater, 1825, Slough - Ribston Pippin x possibly Blenheim Orange)
- Flower of Kent (cooker, pre-1650, Kent)
- Lord Stradbroke (cooker, 1900, Henham Hall, Wangford, Suffolk)
- Lord Derby (cooker, 1862, Cheshire)
- McIntosh Red (1796, Ontario, Canada)
- Allington Pippin (1884, Lincolnshire)
- Sunset (1933, Kent - seedling from Cox's Orange Pippin)
- Golden Noble (cooker, 1820, Norfolk)
- Falstaff (1965, East Malling, Kent - James Grieve x Golden Delicious)
- Herefordshire Beefing (cooker, 1700s, Hereford)
- Ribston Pippin (1688, Ribston Hall, Yorkshire)
- Royal Gala (1970s, Wairarapa, New Zealand - Kidd's Orange Red x Golden Delicious)
- Gascoyne's Scarlet (cooker/eater 1871, Kent)
- Herefordshire Russet (2000, England - Cox's Orange Pippin x Idared)
- Margil (1750, Versailles)
- Spartan (1926, British Columbia, Canada - McIntosh x Yellow Newtown Pippin)
- Laxton's Superb (1897, Bedford - Wyken Pippin x Cox's Orange Pippin)
- Cox's Orange Pippin (1825, Slough - seedling from Ribston Pippin)
- Howgate Wonder (large apple best as a shared eater, 1915, Isle of Wight)
- Suntan (1955, East Malling, Kent - Cox's Orange Pippin x Court Pendu Plat)
- Kidd's Orange Red (1924, Wairarapa, New Zealand - Cox's Orange Pippin x Delicious)
- Blenheim Orange (cooker/eater, 1740, Woodstock, Oxfordshire)
- Jonagold (1943, New York State, USA - Golden Delicious x Jonathan)
- Orleans Reinette (1776, France)
- Lady Henniker (cooker, 1840, Suffolk)
- Jupiter (1966, East Malling, Kent - Cox's Orange Pippin x Starking)
- Golden Delicious (1890, West Virginia, USA - Grimes Golden x ??)
- Bismarck (cooker, 1870s, Australia)
- Newton Wonder (cooker, 1887, Derbyshire - Dumelow's Seedling x Blenheim Orange)
- Bramley's Seedling (cooker, 1809 but introduced 1876, Nottinghamshire) ** AVAILABLE **
- Crimson Bramley (cooker, 1913, Nottinghamshire - sport found growing on a Bramley's Seedling)
- Rosemary Russet (1831, UK origin unknown)
- Idared (1935, Idaho, USA - Jonathan x Wagener)
- Holstein (1918, Germany - seedling from Cox's Orange Pippin)
- William Crump (1908, Malvern - Cox's Orange Pippin x Worcester Pearmain)
- Crispin (1937, Japan - Golden Delicious x Indo)
- Ashmead's Kernel (1700, Gloucestershire)
- Brownlee's Russet (1848, Hemel Hempstead)
- King's Acre Pippin (1897, Hereford - Sturmer Pippin x Ribston Pippin)
- Calville Blanc d'Hiver (cooker, 1500s, France)
- Lane's Prince Albert (cooker, 1840, Berkhamsted - Russet Nonpareil x Dumelow's Seedling)
- Golden Knob (18th century, Somerset)
- Royal Russet/Leathercoat/Reinette Grise du Canada (1567, England)
- Tydeman's Late Orange (1930, East Malling, Kent - Laxton Superb x Cox's Orange Pippin)
- Belle de Boskoop (cooker/eater, 1856, Boskoop, Holland - bud sport of Reinette de Montford)
- Broad-Eyed Pippin (cooker, late 1600s, England)
- D'Arcy Spice (1785, Colchester, Essex)
- Reinette du Canada (18th century, France)
- Winston (1920, Berkshire - Cox's Orange Pippin x Worcester Pearmain)
- Annie Elizabeth (cooker, 1857, Leicester - Seedling from Blenheim Orange)
- Lord Burghley (dessert, 1834, Stamford, Northamptonshire)
- Sturmer Pippin (1827, Sturmer, Suffolk - Ribston Pippin x Nonpareil)
Pear varieties include:
- Clapp's Favourite (1860, Massachusetts, USA)
- Williams Bon Chretien (1765, Aldermaston)
- Gorham (1910, New York - Williams Bon Chretien x Josephine de Malines)
- Brockworth Park (early 1800s, France)
- Le Brun (1855, France Doyenné d'Hiver x Beurré d'Arenberg)
- Conference (late 1800s, Hertfordshire)
- Doyenne du Comice (1840s, France)
- Durondeau (early 1800s, Belgium)
- Glou Morceau (1750s, Belgium)
- Joséphine de Malines (early 1800s, Belgium)
Plum varieties include:
In 2020 in the midst of the COVID pandemic, the Cornerstone opened up at The Corner House in Charlbury as our local community food larder. EVERYONE IS WELCOME whether to bring along spare food or to take some away. This will reduce food miles, reduce packaging and reduce food being wasted.
Do you grow lots of fruit or vegetables and have more than you can eat?
Do you ever find that you're away on holiday just when the fruit or veg need picking?
Do you ever have a glut of lettuce you can't use?
Do you have rhubarb you don't pick?
Do you ever have more soft fruit than you can deal with?
Do you have fruit trees which you can't manage to pick?
Would you be prepared to let someone pick & keep your spare produce rather than let it go to waste?
In June 2008, we launched Charlbury Sharecroppers so that locally grown
food didn't go to waste and so that as many local people as possible
could benefit from eating fresh, healthy food.
Phone 01608 811057 or email email@example.com