Monthly Archives: August 2018

One of the hazards of using a ‘Rough Mower’ in 100cm tall grass.

One of the hazards of using a ‘Rough Mower’ in 100cm tall grass. Its an age old problem with all mowing or topping of grass fields. In this case we hit a length of fencing wire in the middle of … Continue reading

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‘Vagabond’ fig variety from Bulgaria – fruiting now 6th Aug 2018

‘Vagabond’ fig variety from Bulgaria – fruiting now 6th Aug 2018 A large growing tree 4-5m tall, but having relatively small figs averaging 25grams, but 100’s of them. One of the best for drying and jam/preserve making. Now being offered … Continue reading

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Apricot Plum cross (Biricoccolo) Bolognese harvested 30 July 2018

Apricot Plum cross (Biricoccolo) Bolognese harvested 30 July 2018 The fruit is medium sized, regularly shaped, round or nearly round. The peel is pubescent, thin, delicate and ripe fruit cracks with ease. The flavor is sweet, with notes of apricot … Continue reading

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Plum ‘Biricoccolo Gigante di Budrio’ harvested today 19th Aug 2018

Apricot x Plum ‘Biricoccolo Gigante di Budrio’ harvested today 19th Aug 2018 Not exactly the largest of apricot x plums, the botanical Name is Prunus dasycarpa. It is very sweet and juicy with a high disease resistance. It is always … Continue reading

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Nectarine – Honey Kist® This is our only fruit for 2018

Nectarine – Honey Kist® This is our only fruit for 2018. This was newly planted, so we did expect much this year. But the one and only fruit was incredibly sweet and juicy. No tartness. It was a bit small, … Continue reading

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