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(From Leicester Mercury)
A DIAMOND Jubilee community orchard is helping to bring rare varieties of Leicestershire apples back from the brink of extinction.
The orchard, in Loddington, east of Leicester, features Dumelow's Seedling, Peasgood Nonsuch and Annie Elizabeth, and they will soon be joined by Barnack Orange, Cottenham Seedling and a variety named Prince Charles.
The six Leicestershire apples are among dozens of rare English apple trees in the orchard. The Loddington Women's Institute helped select the varieties chosen, basing their decision on the apples' flavour and cooking qualities.
The orchard has been planted on the Game &Wildlife …