Visitors found out more about their fruit at Redgrave Apple Day

Suffolk Wildlife Trusts annual Apple Day and Autumn Fair at Redgrave Fen. Brothers Jack and Thomas P

Suffolk Wildlife Trusts annual Apple Day and Autumn Fair at Redgrave Fen. Brothers Jack and Thomas Peacock with the creepy apple creations.

Ever wondered what the difference is between a Granny Smith and a Royal Gala?

Well, the answer was provided to 350 visitors to Suffolk Wildlife Trust's annual seasonal celebration, Apple Day and Autumn Fair at Redgrave and Lopham Fen on Sunday.

Expert Paul Read, of Suffolk Traditional Orchard Group, was on hand to help identify apples, quinces, pears and plums brought to the event by the visitors who had grown them in their gardens.

There were also plant and craft stalls, as well as children's games and crafts and a family trail to keep children entertained.

Visitors were invited to bring along their favourite fruit or nut dish for others to try, with written recipes for the Recipe Swap, while for children there was free face painting and apple-themed games and craft activities, including polymer clay modelling and a chance to find the golden apple.


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A wide variety of plants were on sale alongside second hand tools and rustic furniture.

There were also craft stalls, beekeeping advice and a hot dog stall, while visitors could enjoy treats, such as homemade apple cakes, tarts and produce donated by trust volunteers.

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Deborah Key, education officer at Redgrave and Lopham Fen, said: 'We had a really good day with just over 350 visitors. We had lots of people queuing to have their apples identified.'

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