Our newest Apple Story ‘When Doctor Hogg went to Hereford’ celebrates the Victorians who had a key role in developing apple production in Herefordshire.
Apples grow in abundance around the world. On 14th October 1875, an exhibition of apples and pears was held in Hereford that was the beginning of a process to identify, classify, commercialise, and popularise apples.
This Apple Story tells of the relationship between Dr Robert Hogg and Rev Charles Bulmer, the work of Herefordshire’s Woolhope Club to produce the magnificent ‘Herefordshire Pomona’, and the Royal Horticultural Society’s expansive National Apple Congress in 1883.
It has been compiled with help from Woolhope Naturalists’ Field Club, the Royal Horticultural Society, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Royal Bath & West of England Society.
Published 14th October 2021