Thursday, May 07, 2009

Batman Apple Tree

An interesting article has just been posted to Wikinorthia: documenting life in Melbourne's north on the old apple tree by the banks of the Plenty River in Greensborough known locally as the Batman Apple tree. It is a very old tree, and could be Victoria's oldest apple tree. It is assocaited with John Batman the so called founder of the City of Melbourne

Thanks to local historian Bruce Draper for permission to include his article on Wikinorthia.

Our neighbouring area of Templestowe in the City of Manningham has a heritage of apple growing. Petty's Orchard now operated by Parks Victoria is a great place to visit.

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