Monthly Archives: August 2017

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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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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A hauntingly strange but really lovely looking apple – Trumdor

A hauntingly strange but really lovely looking apple – Trumdor. OK its got a lot of days to go before its fully ripe. Also known as Oregon Spur Trumdor’, and a mutant of RedKing.

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