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UK droughts July 2018

UK droughts July 2018 We are having a bad year, starting 3 weeks ago, we have had no rain ! its a drought. Located in the center of the UK, we always seem to miss the rain. We have had … Continue reading

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Apricot – Ninfa – July 2018

Apricot – Ninfa – July 2018 PLANT Blossoming time: medium-early Ripening time: -24 days San Castrese Vigor: medium Productivity: high Self-fertility: total FRUIT Shape: round Pit: freestone Color: yellow ground Size: medium Remarks: early cultivar with high and constant productivity. … Continue reading

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Cherry-Schattenmorelle Favourite July 2018

Cherry-Schattenmorelle Favourite July 2018 Schattenmorelle is a cooking cherry variety with bright red fruit. The flesh is red, sour, not very sweet, and very juicy. Freestone. It is a self-fertile variety that needs no pollination partner. It crops reliably every … Continue reading

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Mirabelle variety Countess July 2018

Prunus cerasifera ‘Countess’ This new cherry plum hybrid produces large (3-4cm) dark red fruits that are pear drops flavour before being ripe. Then as if by magic overnight they turn to being sweet and juicy. Bred in the harsh Ukraine … Continue reading

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Peach – variety Viktors nearly ripe July 2018

Peach – variety Viktors nearly ripe outside in July 2018 New in 2004. Latvia registered variety. Fruits are large and round, yellow flesh with red skin. Juicy, very tasty. Harvest – July beginning of August. It is very fertile. It … Continue reading

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Fig – Persian Green – temporarily withdrawn for sale – due to Paypal

Fig – Persian Green – temporarily withdrawn for sale. Due to Paypal’s investigation into the sale of Iranian goods, and the downgrading of my Paypal account. I have had to withdraw this item for sale for the next 14 days. … Continue reading

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Persimmon Fruit update Autumn 2018

I thought I had better show a few fruit photos of this years 2017 crop of Persimmon’s. This variety is known ‘Dunaj’ which produces 7cm diameter fruit, that are relatively flat. It is self fertile, so it does not need … Continue reading

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The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada – 7 volumes

After 2 years being on the waiting list, I finally got my copy of the following set of books. A set of 7 volumes, each 500-600 pages. The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada by Daniel … Continue reading

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2017 Hazel harvest – 4 weeks earlier than 2016

This had caught me by surprise. The 2017 Hazel harvest is 4 weeks earlier than in 2016. I noticed the squirrels starting to gorge themselves on hazels from either end of my row of different hazel varieties. Masses of broken … Continue reading

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A complex Russian Plum – Kolonovidnaja

Unlike most fruiting trees, this is very columnar. A cross between Prunus domestica, Prunus cerasus and Prunus cerasifera. A relatively small to medium plum, of exquisite taste. The variety is very hardy and has good resistance to fungal diseases. If … Continue reading

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