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The sweet taste of success at Tenbury Applefest
9:10pm Monday 15th October 2012 in News
VISITORS sampled the sweet taste of success at Tenbury Applefest which continues to grow from strength to strength.
Hundreds of people attended the event at the Burgage, Tenbury, yesterday to watch demonstrations of cider and perry making, recipe cooking demonstrations and apple pressing.
People had the chance to experience a ‘Taste of Tenbury’ where they could sample a variety of local produce and learn more about 300 varieties of apple.
Alec Wall, secretary of the Teme Valley Apple Group, said there were opportunities for people to have types of apples in their garden identified and demonstrations of pruning and grafting.
Applefest was also a chance to spark people’s interest in creating a Tenbury Tart to rival the Bakewell Tart.
He said: “We thought Tenbury should have a unique dessert involving the use of apples and possibly damsons, the two main types of fruit we supply in this area.
“We think the name ‘Tenbury Tart’ rolls off the tongue.”
Reg Farmer, chairman of the Teme Valley Apple Group, said: “It was very interesting and well-attended. It will just get bigger and bigger.”