Monthly Archives: August 2015

Rochester Peach variety now harvested 29th Aug 2015

Well there were only 2 peaches on this ‘Rochester’ variety peach tree. I have been watching them for months now, they are my little babies. They have reached there peak, so I have had gather them in, and do the … Continue reading

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Bark Ringing – To induce fruiting

We have a number of trees that have never produced fruit or even any flowers. This can be due to a number of factors. 1 – Weather conditions the preceding summer, as well as during the winter. Be it too … Continue reading

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Plum ‘Avalon’ harvested today 19th Aug 2015

Plum ‘Avalon’ is described as a mid season, but this year its being harvested now. The taste of this is a definite improvement on a Victoria, it has a sweetness and a complex but excellent flavour. It is not as … Continue reading

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Mulberry ‘Illinois Everbearing’ gradually being harvested

Mulberry ‘Illinois Everbearing’ gradually being harvested from today. As the name implies you get ripe fruit and very under ripe fruit at the same time, giving a long spread harvesting period. As we have had not much rain this year … Continue reading

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Plum ‘Biricoccolo Vesuviano’ harvested today 19th Aug 2015

Plum ‘Biricoccolo Vesuviano’ harvested today. Not a very large plum, but ideal for children. The skin has a slight fuzziness to it, and is a lovely dark red colour all around. The taste is sweet and a flavour that I … Continue reading

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Japanese Plum ‘Shiro’ finally all harvested 19th Aug 2015

A relatively long ripening period form the first to the last. This could be due to the position of the tree being in partial shade. You can buy these fruit in the supermarkets, but I have never really sought them … Continue reading

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Apricot ‘Goldrich’ harvested today 19th Aug 2015

Apricot ‘Goldrich’ is almost regarded as a standard variety in apricots. But it has not preformed well this year. The fruit that is being carried are of of exceptional flavour, with the skin being yellow with fine red spots.

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Apple ‘Norland’ harvested today 19th Aug 2015

Its not very often I can get worked up about my ‘best’ apple varieties. Especially when there are so many at different times of the year. But this one is at the top of my list for ‘early’ eaters. Must … Continue reading

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Plum ‘Herman’ harvested today 19th Aug 2015

Plum ‘Herman’ harvested today. Not a particularly large plum, but full of flavour, especially for this time of year for Prunus Domestica varieties. Bloom on the outside of the skin and a clinging stone.

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Apricot ‘Kioto’ partially harvested as massive crop 17th Aug

Apricot ‘Kioto’ partially harvested as massive crops, some are not as ripe as others. Which is ideal, as the dropping is so heavy. I think maybe next year I should thin them out, as the fruit is small/medium sized, but … Continue reading

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