Monthly Archives: July 2014

First ripe pear 31 July 2014

This pear was a real treat, as I did not expect it to be ripe. We have had a lot of hot weather lately, and its up against a west facing wall. So it gets a lot of heat in … Continue reading

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Opal – 1st of the English Plums to be harvested

Not far behind the early Japanese plums, here is Opal the 1st of the English plums. Nice and juicy and sweet. This is the start of the fruit season.

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Japanese plum Shiro – Yellow skinned and yellow flesh

Just a few weeks after the red skinned and red fleshed Methley, we have the yellow skinned and yellow fleshed Shiro. A bit larger in size than the Methley, but equally as sweet and juicey.

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Japanese plum Methley – Red Flesh

Many people have asked whats the flesh like, as it is described as blood red. So I have taken a few more photos.

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The first Japanese Plum is ripe today 20th July 2014

Methley is the first of our Japanese plums that is ripe today. Many more to come in the next week.  The taste is very sweet and juicy with the flesh being bright red. The variety Shiro is not far behind … Continue reading

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Apple cordons 2014

With over 400 different varieties of apple trees, the time and space was getting in short supply. So we started grafting onto dwarfing rootstocks and replanting these as new cordons. Over the last 3 years we have been putting in … Continue reading

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The first ripe apple of the 2014 season – Irish Peach

There are a very few apples that are ripe this time of the year 17th July 2014. This variety is called Irish Peach.

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Prospects of a bumper crop of Hazel nuts

Prospects of a bumper crop of Hazel nuts this year, if I can control the squirrels. Got to wait till Sept/October.

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Some mouth watering Peaches soon to eat

Some mouth watering Peaches that will be ready soon to eat. These are grown in an open field, and not up against a south facing wall. They have no protection from the bitter winds and driving rain and scorching sun. … Continue reading

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A bumper crop of almonds this year (hopefully)

A bumper crop of almonds this year (hopefully) as long as I can keep the squirrels off them.

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