Monthly Archives: August 2014

Berlepsch – apple variety

Raised in about 1880 in Grevenbroich, Rheinland, Germany by Diedrich Uhlhorn junior. Fruits have crisp flesh with a subacid flavour. A really nice looking apple, a few more weeks to go for its colour to develop more. Synonyms: Baron Barlepsh, … Continue reading

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Twenty Ounce (20 oz) apple variety

This variety is being grown as a bit of a novelty. It is at present only part way through its growing season, but it is already nearly 50% bigger in size than a Bramley. When ripe it will have red … Continue reading

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Coeur-de-Boeuf apple variety

A Culinary apple that we are now growing – Coeur de Boeuf (Ox heart) because of its appearance. An apple of French origin. Known since 1200s. Fruits have soft, greenish veined pink flesh with a sweet subacid, aromatic flavour. Synonyms: … Continue reading

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How can I tell if my Fig tree produces 2 crops ??

Two crops of figs are potentially produced each year, for certain varieties. As not all are able to do this. Some produce the first crop and then drop off. The first or breba crop develops in the spring on last … Continue reading

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Now is the time to start Yew hedge cutting

It looks like a bumper crop of Yew hedge cuttings this year. I say crop, as all of the cuttings are bagged up and sent away to have there Taxus oils extracted. These go into the production of anti cancer … Continue reading

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Extract – Jail reproduce and market seeds pirates

My apologises for the translation. 08.07.2014 – Source Infoagro.com It is a crime against intellectual property and market illegal play bean seeds. The use of this type of plant material may give poor results. The manager of a local company … Continue reading

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