The group was formed in November 1995 by a group of like-minded people with a passion for fruit growing.  Our membership has since grown to over 400 in number with a wide range of expertise from novice to professional  growers.  Geographically the group covers a large area, along with our members in Yorkshire, our membership spreads as far as Scotland, west Wales, northern France and the Netherlands!

The aims of the group are:

  • to promote knowledge of growing fruit of all varieties, particularly those suitable for growing in the north of England
  • to raise awareness of fruit growing through exhibition of fruits at shows and other meetings open to the public
  • to register old fruit varieties and orchards of the North and advise on orchard care and maintenance
  • to take part in research projects concerning the growing of fruit

We strive to reach our aims through four areas of activity
Follow the links below for more information about our endeavors

Teaching Gardens            Workshops             Shows            Research