“When strolling through the Worcestershire woods in 1827, George Crooke, publican of the nearby Butcher’s Arms, discovered the now-famous Pershore Yellow Egg plum quite by chance.
He decided to cultivate the variety and it wasn’t long before the Yellow Egg Plum became a favourite throughout the Vale of Evesham. So began the area’s love affair with plums of all varieties.”
Rehearsals for this season’s Plumptious Plum Tours are well underway with the plum guides, dressed head-to-toe in purple, finalising their script.
The tours offer a gourmet chance to experience all-things plummy with people even travelling from overseas to experience these popular tours.
The tour lasts all day and includes:
• Plum jam, marmalades, cakes and scones – just some of the treats on offer at Wayside Farm Shop – your first stop on the tour.
• Hither & thither down country lanes complete with magical tales of witchcraft that surround mysterious Bredon Hill.
• Lunch in the Georgian market town of Pershore.
• A visit to an ancient 70-acre orchard owned, and lovingly cared for, by the Vale Landscape Heritage Trust
• “Gardener’s Question Time” with local horticultural experts covering any topic as long as it’s plums
• Pick your own plums to take home
The Plum Tours are just one of the highlights of the 2013 Pershore Plum Festival. To find out more, visit the Plum Festival website at www.pershoreplumfestival.org.uk