The Marcher Apple Network

Marcher Apple Network

The Marcher Apple Network started life as a group of apple enthusiasts keen to revive old varieties of apples and pears. Since then MAN has become a charity which strives to protect these varieties in a number of different ways.

We have our own heritage orchards that house rare varieties from the Welsh Marches. We ensure that we have several copies of each variety, both identified and as yet unidentified, so that the unique characteristics are preserved.

We have recently sent many varieties to be DNA tested, contributing to the possible development of a DNA database.

We attend shows during Autumn and offer identification services and we help our members, organisations and the general public with orcharding matters.

vintage fruit stand
A corner of MAN’s stand at an autumn show.


Access to our newsletters, many interesting articles to look through

A contents list of articles and where to find them in our Newsletters and News Sheets.


MAN is made up of its members, without you we would not be able to continue with all the work we do.


What’s On?

The Marcher Apple Network tries to include details of all relevant events within the Marcher Counties and the more significant national events.