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Apple – Viking variety – New for 2019

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An early ripening Apple – Yellow Transparent, early August

An early ripening Apple – Yellow Transparent that ripens in early August. In good years (like 2019) it was ripe in late July. It was thought to be a US variety, but it originated in Latvia, 1850’s, hence its cold … Continue reading

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Early ripening Apple – ‘Widows Friend’ end of July

This variety of Apple named Widows Friend, ripens very early at the end of July. It is a small to medium sized eating apple, generally of yellowish skin, but bright red on the sunny side. When fully ripe it has … Continue reading

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2019 DNA Testing – Fruit Tree Leaves sent off today.

Coming to the end of June is the last time for sending in fruit tree leaf samples for DNA Analysis. These were sent to East Malling Research Establishment via Fruitid. I have sent 8 leaves of the following, and hopefully … Continue reading

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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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We are pleased to offer Leicestershire Heritage Apple trees as Bare Rooted

This year we are pleased to offer for sale Leicestershire Heritage Apple trees as Bare Rooted for shipping this coming winter. We give support to the ‘Leicestershire Heritage Apple Project’ by supplying rootstocks for their grafting workshops and the growing … Continue reading

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Cockington (Devon) Orchard 2016

This is a view of the orchard mainly planted 5 years or so ago Further on from the previous plantings these look like they were planted last year. Yet again none of them have any name tags. But it looks … Continue reading

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Watercore of Apples

WHAT IS WATERCORE? Watercore is a physiological disorder of apple fruit characterized by water-soaked tissue around the vascular bundles or core area due to the spaces between cells becoming filled with fluid instead of air. Affected tissue is water-soaked and … Continue reading

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Creating an Apple Family Tree, a word of caution

Creating a family tree is so very tempting, especially if you have limited space. I have been doing a batch of cleft grafts using P22 as the apple rootstock. But a word of caution. You must select the varieties with … Continue reading

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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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