Tag Archives: cider

New local Cider on sale – from Winwick, Northants.

I just happened to be browsing the beer, lager and cider fridge at my local village shop at Barby near Rugby, and I came across these 2 new brews. So I just had to sample one of each. The description … 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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Cockington, Devon

An off the cuff visit to Cockington, happened to be on the same day as the ‘Apple Day’. We was only going to visit the Orchard and have a Clotted Cream Tea. The ancient cider press was put into action … Continue reading

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A really nice looking apple – Scott Winter

A really nice looking apple – Originated in 1796 at Westfield, Connecticut. First introduced by Dr. Hoskins of the Scott Farm, Newport, Vermont. A favourite dessert apple for those who like them tart. Flavour improves with storage. Highly valued for … Continue reading

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Golden Russet (USA) – apple variety

This variety is not to be confused with the English ‘Golden Russet’ this is the the US variety. It comes as many Synonyms: American Golden Russet, American Golden Russet of New England, Fay’s Russet, Golden Russet, Golden Russet of Mass, … Continue reading

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Godolphin, Cornwall NT 18th October 2013

Godolphin, Cornwall NT, I was expecting a bit more than I got from this visit. OK its a good story, but lacking outside. The Main facade of the house. An apple orchard on the side lawn with mainly Bramley apples … Continue reading

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Small scale cider making in the kitchen

What am I going to do with those fallers then. I know make some cider. But how do I go about that. Any apples will do as long as ripe. Well here you are, the simple steps in pictures. Remember … Continue reading

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Unusual red coloured apple tree wood – Merylinn

Its not very often you come across something you have never seen before. But whilst doing some apple tree grafting this year, I thought I had come across some diseased wood, as it was red stained. In looking into the … Continue reading

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Church Orchard, Mason’s Orchard and Winslow’s Paddock, Portishead, Bristol – October 2011

Church Orchard, Mason’s Orchard and Winslow’s Paddock, all within Weston Moor  Reserve, Weston in Gordano, near Portishead. Three small orchards within the 70ha Weston Moor nature reserve in Weston in Gordano owned by Avon Wildlife Trust. Mostly are all cider … Continue reading

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Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset – October 2011

The ruins of Glastonbury abbey and the alleged burial place of King Arthur. Also the home of the famous Glastonbury Thorn.  

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