Thursday, October 21, 2010

The BBC: Is Foraging for Fruit Legal

I saw this link today that answers all the questions, but in brief it seems that if it is ‘..not for reward, or sale or other commercial purposes..’  then it is not illegal.

Today is National Apple Day. I wonder what the Apples in your county are doing to celebrate?

6 Comments:

Blogger English Blogger (Davie B) said...

But surely eating it is a reward? or making Sloe Gin is a massive reward mmmmm

1:18 PM  
Blogger WeepingCross said...

My apples are celebrating by refusing to come down off the tree

10:58 PM  
Blogger John Witts said...

The cooking apples foraged around The Parish are either making their way into crumble or are being cored and baked with mincemeat in the hole.... serve with lots of rich custard!

7:13 PM  
Blogger A Rival Wild Pyramid said...

There's also a good summary of the law on pp25-9 of the River Cottage Hedgerow Handbook (No. 7).

10:04 AM  
Blogger grey wolf said...

The apples from Castle Bromwich hall gardens, orchards are rotting in there baskets since the rain spoiled there apple day a couple of weeks ago,shame really loads of rare apples,they are hoping to sell some at there Halloween do this Thursday.I sampled one as we were throwing out some of the rotten ones much better than supermarket Apples.

11:40 AM  
Blogger grey wolf said...

The gardeners there while not liking people stealing the fruit from the trees as they go round,the thing that really annoys them is the fact that they do not know how to pick the fruit properly, so taking the next years fruit buds off as well.

11:55 AM  

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