Action In Rural Sussex

‘Our Apple Orchards’ Publication also available

This book is a great introduction for children to apples and orchards.  It will make young readers want to plant apple trees, eat apples, cook apples, make apple juice and maybe even make apple monsters or an apple embroidery, etc.

It features:
- apple trees through the seasons
- Sussex apple varieties
- orchard wildlife
- apple recipes
- apples in art and design
Our Apple Orchards is illustrated throughout with photos of children from across Sussex planting, tending, harvesting, cooking and playing in settings ranging from school grounds to traditional farmhouse orchards.
The cost of this publication is £3.50 + p&p. 

To obtain a copy please contact the main AirS office on 01273 473422 or email

2 Responses to “‘Our Apple Orchards’ Publication also available”

  1. andy mitchell Says:

    I would like to purchase several local Sussex apple trees to include in a community orchard at Hellingly. Do you have a list of these varieties and Do you know any suppliers of such trees ?

    Many thanks


  2. Jonathan Says:


    If you google keepers nursery, they have an advanced search option to select sussex apples. Alternative nurseries include Bernwode and Ashridge.

    Be aware that not all sussex apples will be of great merit. Non sussex varieties of note include Ashmead’s Kernel (best tasting apple), Ribston Pippin (a parent of Cox), and Orleans Reinette (best for tarts and a good all-rounder).

    Do lots of research and have a look at Stephen Haye’s channel on Youtube.

    Best luck!

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