Visiting the makers

third stop, Gregg’s Pit Cider & Perry

Our third stop on the trip was to Gregg’s Pit in Much Marcle, Herefordshire. Where James Marsden, the maker at Gregg’s Pit, took us on a tour of his unique orchards. The cider apple trees were in bloom and coated in white and pink blossom. Among his trees he even has a native variety, the Gregg’s Pit perry pear, and we gazed upon the mother tree of the variety - an over 200 old giant of a tree some 4 stories tall, that was the first to exist of its kind. It was a wildling, and unlike its descendents it has no graft mark.

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