Some of the trees, planted around 1820–30 by Richard Jefferies’ father, still flourish in the gardens of the Richard Jefferies Museum at Coate. The copper beech is magnificent, and the mulberry still produces an excellent crop. Sadly, the russet apple tree, that featured so affectionately in many of Richard Jefferies’ books, died in 1999 but not before cuttings were taken to preserve the old, unknown strain.
Friday, November 19, 2021
Official recognition of the ‘Richard Jefferies Russet’ at Coate
Posted by Richard Jefferies Society at 2:14 pm