Diversification protects historic apple orchards at Herefordshire farm

With the traditional cider sector under pressure in the UK, Herefordshire farmer Paul Stephens is looking to keep the industry alive.

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"Hereford has a strong history of growing quality cider fruit, as our soil and topography are perfectly suited to growing top fruit. Because of this, we have access to a diverse selection of varieties, which gives our cider an edge."
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"Hereford has a strong history of growing quality cider fruit, as our soil and topography are perfectly suited to growing top fruit. Because of this, we have access to a diverse selection of varieties, which gives our cider an edge."

Future-proofing the farm business through diversification is helping a Herefordshire farmer protect and regenerate traditional apple orchards and keep the traditional practice alive in the UK. Paul...

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