The Shropshire Prune

In 2010 a group of local interested folk from Ludlow Slow Food group were successful in getting the Shropshire Prune to be accepted in the Slow Food ‘Ark of Taste’. The Ark of Taste, also known as 'Forgotten Foods' operates to protect and further promote ‘endangered’ food and drink products around the world.

The group are working to raise awareness of this most delicious autumn fruit. Our goal is to protect and nurture the Shropshire Prune by encouraging food producers, retailers and consumers to identify the fruit by its variety, just as apples are identified by their variety. We will also encourage individuals to plant their own trees, and fruit farmers to plant Shropshire Prune orchards.  

If you would like to have a go at identifying a possible Shropshire Prune Tree or fruit - please use our Identification Guide.

Follow the latest on the Shropshire Prune at Catherine Moran's blog