Sustainable Cupar’s go-ahead Fruit and Blossom (FAB) group is asking local residents to “plant a fruit tree this winter.”

One of the FAB aims is to help people grow more fruit in their gardens, and last year the not for profit scheme led to forty more trees being planted in and around Cupar.

This year FAB is organising another community order of apple and plum trees for local people, and member Sarah Davidson said that through bulk buying very good prices can be passed on to local people.

“Planting an apple or plum tree is a great way of encouraging biodiversity in your garden thereby helping the environment and producing more food locally.

“There is nothing better than picking your own apples.

“The FAB tree packs include not only the fruit tree, but also a post, tree tie, vole guard and advice on planting and pruning – everything you need to ensure the best chance for your new fruit tree.

“Join us and plant fruit trees this winter and become part of the virtual orchard in Cupar,” said Sarah.

She added that locally grafted heritage varieties are also available, and throughout the winter there will be opportunities for local people to learn how to plant and then how to prune their fruit trees.

The deadline for tree orders is November 5, with pick-up in February 2013.

Information about the community fruit order and all FAB events is on the Sustainable Cupar’s web site – www.sustainablecupar.org.uk or email sustainablecupar@gmail.com or telephone: 01334 655262.

 

 

Info – FAB meets on the second Wednesday of the month at Castlehill meeting room 7.30pm. Sustainable Cupar meets on the last Thursday of the month at the YMCA 7.30pm. All welcome.

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