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Fruit and Nut growing experiences (trials and tribulations)

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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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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A really nice looking rarity – Plum ‘Manaccan’

An old Cornish variety of plum.Originating from the Manaccan area of Cornwall. A chance wild seedling. A really nice looking rarity, yellow skin with a orange/pink hue. Makes good eating, sweet but not too sweet, but a bit drier than … Continue reading

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Very unusual large August Apple – Filippa Anka

Filippa Anka is a cross, of Filippa x Transparente blanche. The variety originated in Denmark, where it is still grown, bu on a rare basis. The apple is a dessert/culinary apple. Filippa Anka is mature for harvesting late August to … Continue reading

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Three Plum varieties already ripe for 2017 – Mirabelle Countess, Najdena & Aprikyra

Amazingly we have 3 plum varieties that are being grown outside that are already ripe. Whats even more, is they look very similar. The 2 photos above are a variety called Mirabelle Countess. The above 2 varieties are called Najdena … Continue reading

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2017 Persimmon – Sharon fruiting

The Sharon persimmon belongs to the non-astringent persimmons variety. They are cold resistant and will easily grow in the UK without the need for any protection. Tastes a little like an apricot. Harvest September-November. We are anticipating a good crop … Continue reading

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First outdoor Apricots “Ninfa” of 2017 season

First outdoor Apricots “Ninfa” of 2017 season. Well I had to gather them, as we are experiencing gusty winds and they were being knocked off. They look like they another 2 weeks of ripening. So they are now in a … Continue reading

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Looks like a bumper crop of ‘Marigoule’ Sweet Chestnuts this year

Looks like a bumper crop of ‘Marigoule’ Sweet Chestnuts (Castanea Sativa) this year, or I hope it is. This is a small 6 year old grafted tree, that is covered in flowers. The flowers are long yellow catkins, mostly of … Continue reading

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Greenhouse – Red Spider Mite

One of my customers showed me there peach tree growing in there greenhouse. The leaves were very mottled and were beginning to drop prematurely. The actual fruit did not seem to be progressing to there normal size. This is one … Continue reading

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