The apple of my eye…

I’ve had my eye on this little bad boy for a while. It’s a survivor! In farming, we are often at the mercy of nature, and late this spring we suffered gales which took a few of our fledgling apples off. The effects of the unseasonable weather can be seen all over the local area on windward hedges, where it scalded the spring growth leaves. Very unusual. However, we are still expecting a decent crop as we had a bumper blossom in the orchard and local, industrious bees were busy pollinating whilst collecting the sweet rewards. We will have both ‘eaters’ and ‘cookers’, all juicy and delicious heritage varieties which the family have been ‘scrumping’ for generations. In addition to being available in the farm shop, we will use them in our home produce, including our farm house kitchen jams, jellies and chutneys, except for this one – this one’s mine!

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