Do you have an apple tree but can’t use all your apples?

Please consider sharing your surplus apples and pears with other members of the Real Cider community.

Due to recent demand of people wanting to learn how to make their own cider, we are going to help make this even easier for you.

Why?

Well. there are plenty of people and places around the country that have surplus apples, and windfalls from neighbours that are never used, and are left to go to waste.

This is for everyone to use, whether you live in England, Wales, America and beyond!

If you are either looking for apples, or have them to sell or give away then let everyone know in the comments below.

If you know of local groups that are already started sharing surplus apples and other fruit in your area, please leave their details in the comments below too!

We hope you think this is ethically, socially and environmentally friendly way of managing the free resource of fresh apples we have each year!

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  • Karaleigh

    I have an apple tree in our garden with hundreds of apples- welcome to any local cider makers to have for free in return for a litre or 2 ;-)

  • Karaleigh

    Ps near Bath in Somerset!

  • JohnC

    Karaleigh

    I live in Bath and am always looking for apples for cider. Happy to share a litre or two as well – I am at the very hobby end of cider production.

    I am south side of Bath is that near you?

    Cheers

    John

  • davy
  • Rudyroo

    Hi
    Anyone Berkshire (maidenhead) area need apples in exchange for some lovely home made cider?

  • Cathy

    Exeter, Devon
    Have one large tree laden with ripe apples, small red sharp, divinely crunchy but no way to use them. Anyone want them for cider for a small cider levy by return?

  • scottyedin

    Looking for apples in and around the Edinburgh area,and exchange for some home made 100% cider (ready for Christmas!!!)

  • JaneT

    We too have a large surplus of apples and are 1/2 hr south of Bath, willing to trade for cider.
    Thanks
    JaneT

  • Mo

    Langley, Berkshire – apples available if you want to collect

  • Rudyroo

    I don’t need any thanks, I have lots to be collected!

  • Barry

    My Newton Wonder tree is loaded this year – far in excess of what I can store/use. Any suggestions/

    Location-Milford-on Sea Hants

  • Di

    Are you still looking for apples? Have large quantity of cookers, on tree.

  • DI

    We have a very large tree full of cooking apples, well beyond what we can use, if anyone is interested in collecting. Otherwise they will go to waste. Edinburgh area.

  • asa

    hundreds of Bramley’s going to waste in Hampshire – SO45 area – free to collect them if you want. 07808 126 013

  • Jo Warner

    same here 10 buckets full of intact green & green & red apples going spare dont know the type all from same trees gu11 area free to collect (bring your own buckets tho) 07970637258

  • jono912

    bags of cooking apples going spare Aberdeen City

  • john moulton

    John in Hereford has surplus apples mainly Bramleys windfalls and some still on trees,01432 269498

  • Fox

    Many barrow-loads of surplus apples eight miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon in the north Cotswolds. Our first autumn here and not sure of the varieties – certainly cookers but fairly sweet. Had all the crumbles and pies we can eat, so the rest are going free :-)

  • Geoff

    Does any one have surplus apples on the wirral, iam going to buy a small cider press and have a go at making some cider. I have a small tree in my garden, but iam not sure if it has enough apples on it, to get a worth while return of cider.

  • WirralPomona

    Wirral Pomona, as you’ll have found out by now, is a collective of recycled cider-drinkers, cooks, tree-planters, orchard promoters, waste-reducers and sustainability champions who will lend equipment and share resources and ideas to make cider and fruit juices, with a good deal of music and community activity on the way.. Next meeting is to look at some free premises to make and store cider in West Kirby.

  • Rosie

    I have a tree loaded with eating apples in London N16 (Dalston / Stoke Newington) and would love some help picking them (and some cider).

  • Boothe

    Lots of apples on our trees, not sure of variety but we use them for cooking. Would be happy to exchange them for cider. We are in Northamptonshire

  • Terry

    Apples available for cider-making near Stone, Staffordshire.

  • simon

    New cider maker near Cambridge looking for apples

  • Izzy

    Hello, my friend and I have been looking for any surplus apples in London if you’ve still got too many on your hands. We’d be happy to come and pick (and, providing it doesn’t turn out filthy, swap for some cider)

  • Paul Watson

    I am an amateur cider maker in Leicestershire. Happy to take what ever you have off your hands in exchange for a share of the outcome.

  • CiderMatt

    Anyone have surplus cookers in leicestershire?

  • Gary

    Hi we have lots of surplus apples and will give them away free in exchange for some cider.
    Near Oxford

  • Carrie Woods

    Looking to swap our apples for some cider. Five trees different variety. We’re in bath

  • Will Dennis

    anyone need apples in return for cider? we are in Dorking, Surrey

  • Matthew Wakefield

    Surplus of cookers (variety unknown) perhaps 1/3 – 1/2 tonne available in exchange for some cider in Leicester area.

  • Matthew Wakefield

    We have some in Clarendon Park area

  • Ciderjim

    Yes surplus apples available in leicester, 3 no trees variety unknown

  • Ciderjim

    Yes apples available in Leicester, 3 no trees varity unknown

  • adrian

    Hi, I have approx. 30 apple trees full of fruit to anyone who wishes to come and collect. East Brent, Somerset, TA9 4. Prefer all to be taken away at the same time please, there are a lot of apples so you would need big transport. Thanks

  • Lynne

    Hi Adrian. Do you still have the apples, and what type of apples are they? We are very interested in collecting as our main supplier has let us down very badly and we now find ourselves short. Can you phone me on 01763 281403 or give me your contact details? Thanks. Lynne.

  • Christine

    I live in Chigwell Essex and we have a
    approx 130 apple trees. We have 2 people interest but not until next year. Is there anyone interest this year with prospect for next yeat

  • Kathrine Jebsen Moore

    Hi there. We have quite a few surplus apples but no apple press. Would anyone be able to press them for us – we live in Edinburgh. Thanks!

  • Frederick Clennett

    We have had a good apple season and most are now just waiting to be picked up. The variety is probably a large Bramley cross, sharp to taste and good for cooking. We live near Corley Moor, north east of Coventry and would welcome anyone who would collect them in exchange for some nice cider. Cheers!

  • Mike

    Hi Frederick, I am in Coundon (only a couple of miles from you) and am looking to make some cider next year. Perhaps I could get your contact details for next year? Happy to swap apples for cider. Thanks

  • Frederick Clennett

    Hi Mike, My mobile number is 07952407084 if you would like to arrange a visit.

  • Joshua Parsons

    Not sure if anyone still uses this site but I’m looking for anyone with surplus apples I can use, West Midlands area, thanks.

  • Jane Cooper

    We have surplus apples (8 trees), willing to exchange for cider. Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire / South Yorkshire border

  • Cat

    Apples for anyone in the Glasgow area, must collect tho.

  • Cathy Jenkins

    West Berkshire – our tree has apples that SMELL like cider – is there anywhere that can help us make the fruit into cider?

  • Denise roberts

    I have a neighbour in Redditch with two apple trees laden down. They would like someone to be able to use them.

  • Lorraine Badsey

    A family member who has 2 apple trees a lot of them go to waste. Happy to give in exchange of a few cider bottles. The apples are ready now.

  • Luke

    Hi I am looking for some apples close to London to make cider, do you have any? Thanks Luke

  • Bhoomi

    Hi we have a green apple tree in stopsley, luton, which has lots of ripe apples that we are not using. If someone would like to use them we would be happy to share

  • Bhoomi

    Hi luke, we have an apple tree full of ripe green apples in luton, if you are interested?

  • Paul spence

    Where can I donate my apples to in the Midlands? Xx

  • Mat

    Hi Cat
    do you still have any apples- are they ripe – what sort of quantity – and what type are they – I am in Edinburgh so happy to come accross.

  • Mat

    Anyone in or around Edinburgh got any apples that would otherwise go to waste – cider making time again

  • Mat

    Hi Di – do you have any apples, I am also in Edinburgh and making Cider.

  • Mat

    Hi Davy
    do you still have apples – cider making time again

  • anne robertson

    I live in Currie just outside Edinburgh and have apples I would be happy to give away.

  • Mat

    Hi Anne – a godsend.
    What sort of quantity do you have / cookers or eaters?
    I am based in Craiglockhart and can come accross during the day or evening

  • Mat

    Hi Lorraine – where are you based?

  • Lorraine Badsey

    We are based in Malvern, Worcestershire

  • Mat

    Ah… I am in Edinburgh.. a bit too far for me – good luck though.

  • anne robertson
  • anne robertson

    mat, at the moment I am in most of the time during the day and evening.

  • Mat

    Help!….apples needed for cider making – happy to share cider (if drinkable) can come and collect any time from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling. Eaters or cookers, no problem if slightly damaged.

  • Karen Watson

    Hi Mat, what kind of apples do you need? We have loads of red eating apples still on the tree, have only started picking them so a bit late in getting rid of them. We’re in Stirling and would be happy to share cider.

  • Mat

    Hi Karen, that’s great, I am in Stirling tomorrow, I could pop over around 5.30pm. Where are you situated?

  • Karen Watson
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  • Karen Watson

    Hi Mat, just in case something not working with emails, I’ve replied to your email re address, let me know if you get it?

  • Karen Watson

    In case haven’t got email, you can text me on 07999336362.

  • Anne
  • rob

    Hi, I have 2-3 acres of very old apple and perry pear orchards a few miles to the west of Worcester – looking for someone to buy the apples. I think there are about 30-40 apple trees and the same again in perry.

  • Mike

    Hi, we have a Bramley apple tree in cheltenham which last year produced about 60kg ( and this year should produce similar). Anyone interested in return for cider? We will pick and bag the apples . Mike

  • Adam Gallon

    Apple tree covered in apples, quite sharp, but a little floury to eat. Near Fulbeck, Lincolnshire.

  • Alison

    Still some on our tree if you could use them- we’re in Polwarth 07833 477547

  • Doug Jones

    Hi does anyone need apples near Saxmundham, Suffolk. we have 40 trees and are willing to give them to a good cause.

  • Thomas White

    Tom in Redditch has 2 Bramley apple trees producing large quantities of apples currently being thrown away anyone interested in collecting?

  • Pat Jones

    Pat in north Hampshire has small orchard with different varieties of apples and perry pears for anybody who wants them.We have taken what we want for storage.

  • gizi

    Tons of apples are available, transport can be arranged, no small packages.

  • FTF

    I have an apple tree over ladened with apples in London does anyone looking for apples