The annual meeting of non-profit organisations that promote traditional and local fruit cultivars in Europe took place on 27 and 28 October in Troyes, France. The event coincided with the 40th anniversary of its organiser, Les Croqueurs de pommes®.
A 2,500 square-meter orchard nested in a corner of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris is what remains of a Carthusian domain which once hosted a big and internationally renowned fruit tree nursery. The monks left long ago, but their delicious varieties are back.
Seeing lemons and oranges on trees in Lisbon this Easter sparked my interest in citrus fruit. I carried out library research to learn about this fruit family of Asian origin while looking out for trees in the streets and gardens of the Portuguese capital. Continue reading
Organisations from twelve European countries exhibited seven hundred varieties of heritage apples and pears from 5 to 8 October at Europom 2017 in the Czech Republic. Here are some of the countries’ contributions I witnessed.
Being guided through the cherry collection at Brogdale last week felt like being transported into an Eden of colours, shapes and tastes.
My personal contribution to the Europan 14 urban project for Aurillac, my home town in France.
‘Brexit’, the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, enables us to look afresh at the question of British jam standards, without being disturbed by the fear of European over-regulation. In Part 1, we look at the ‘jam wars’ that took place in the country in 2013.