Category Archive: Seasonal Activities

Feb 05 2020

Winter Season

The winter has been so far, dull, wet and reasonably mild, the orchards are very soggy under foot. During the winter months the apple trees are pruned. It is done this time of year when there are no leaves, so you can see all the branches.  Pruning is cutting  branches or shoots from the tree that …

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Nov 26 2019

Autumn 2019 The

What a raining autumn season we have had !!! The  leaves have stayed on the trees longer  and have given us a brilliant display of Autumn colours. Our orchard are very wet now, but we have harvested all the apples  and have processed them into our delicious tasting Single Variety apple juice. We have finished …

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Oct 07 2019

Harvesting and juicing this seasons apples

The apples are ripe on the trees and we have been picking the apples, as each variety ripens on the trees. Once the apples have been gently hand picked off the trees, they are then milled, pressed, and the juice bottled and pasteurised to capture the delicious flavour of the apple variety. We have done …

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May 02 2019

Spring Season.

After the winter the apple trees are waking up with the colourful pink buds emerging on the branches and bursting into flowers that is called blossom. The blossom is the next stage from the bud to the apples being formed on the trees. It is a  wonderful time of year when all the plants, trees …

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Feb 18 2019

Winter Season

The winter months are going by and the daylight is increasing each week. At the moment we are having a spell of mild dry weather. The apple trees are at present being pruned,  which we do every winter when the trees are dormant.   The bigger branches are taken out of the trees to encourage new …

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Nov 29 2018

End of Autumn

All of our apples have been picked off the trees and been made into apple juices. The last varieties we have made are the  Gala , Jonagold, Bramley’s Seedling, Braeburn, and Cox’s Orange Pippin. The  different apples varieties have produced us with full flavour tasting apple juices. Each apple variety has it’s own unique flavour, …

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Oct 25 2018

Juicing of the apples

The season is going well with the making of apple juice. The late varieties are being hand picked off the trees which are Bramley’s Seedling, Jonagold, Braeburn etc.The apples will be pressed to get the juice and then bottled and pasteurised so you can enjoy the full flavour of the apple variety as a juice …

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Sep 22 2018

Apple juicing season has started.

Here are Jus, we have been busy hand picking and juicing the early varieties of apples as they ripen. The varieties we have processed so far is the Discovery, Katy, Worcester Pearmain and Tom Putt. In the next couple of weeks we will be making the Greensleeves and Lord Lambourne apple juices. The apples are …

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Jul 10 2018

Summer Season

We are having summer weather, hot, sunny and very dry. The apples are growing on the trees, with the roots deeper in the ground, are taking up the moisture that is still there at the moment. The ground in is very dry on top  and the grass is very slowly growing, less mowing to do. …

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Apr 23 2018

Spring 2018

The days are drawing out now and with this warmer weather, the apple trees are starting to wake up from the winter.  The pruning of the trees has now finished. The buds on the trees are starting to grow to produce the blossom and the leaves.  The blossom is the flowers and these will hopefully …

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