Sunday, 26 July 2009

The fruit season

For anyone who has apple trees, July is the month when you tend to start noticing the apples on your tree(s)! Signs are that this season will be quite a decent apple season - generally good conditions at blossom, an extended warm period in June and now lots of rain to swell the fruit.

All we need now is a maixture of sunshine and showers to bring on the crop for the autumn. There were reports in the national press of Discovery apples ready for picking in mid July in Kent - that is incredibly early! But perhaps it indicates that most apples will be ready earlier than most years.

We hope to be making the most of unwanted apples on Scilly again this autumn in the apple press - more details here nearer the time.

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