STOG Advice Notes

Why Provide Advice Notes?

Our Advice Notes aim to provide background information on different aspects of orchards and to give a Suffolk perspective on Natural England’s Technical Information Notes (TINs), which are available free:

STOG Advice Notes

Our Advice Notes now include new plantings and other specific Suffolk issues on managing orchards.

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 Advice Notes available soon

  • STOGAN 7:   “Wild” fruit and nut varieties in Suffolk
  • STOGAN 8:   Propogating fruit and nut trees for Suffolk orchards
  • STOGAN 10: Traditional Suffolk orchard tree epiphytes
  • STOGAN 11: Traditional Suffolk orchard fauna
  • STOGAN 12:  A survey of traditional orchards in Suffolk


Several STOG Mini-Monographs, describing local Suffolk fruit and nut varieties, are planned.  The apple varieties widely grown in Suffolk are already described, or will be, on the FruitID website, In time other species may be included too. STOG MiniMonographs are intended to fill gaps left by current literature and online data. They will also include species and varieties grown in Suffolk, but not identified as described varieties or they appear to be unique. They take various formats and include pre-existing articles, excerpts from correspondence,  technical variety descriptions, and simple records of discovery; most are compilations of all these made available as sources of information. Some are in Draft version to encourage responses from readers.

Titles available soon:

  • MM0: STOG names for unidentified fruit varieties.
  • MM1: Pear, Suffolk Thorn
  • MM2:  Christmas Lane Cottage plums 
  • MM3:  Cherry Plums in Suffolk
  • MM4: Apple, “Langton Green”
  • MM5: Culinary pears
  • MM6: Plum, Coe’s Golden Drop
  • MM7: South Suffolk cherries
  • MM8: Catsheads, Codlins and Suffolk Styles Pippin
  • MM9: Suffolk’s seaside apples and pears
  • MM10: Walnuts and pubs