Core Blimey apple bred for the capital

A new variety of apple developed specifically for London has been named the Core Blimey, as tree planting in public sites in the capital got underway last month.

The London Orchard Project made the announcement following a competition to name the fruit, with the winner being presented with one of the trees.

The variety was bred by Worcestershire fruit tree supplier Frank P Matthews to withstand city conditions and to fruit prolifically.

The charity has planted 100 Core Blimey trees in 40 orchards in public spaces, parks and schools across London to eventually provide fruit for local communities. The first to be planted was at Christchurch Primary School in Wandsworth.


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