Plum blossom

The plum blossom is turning the orchard white and we’ll now just hope that the frost keeps away. If you would like to walk round the orchard, we’d be happy to see you either tomorrow afternoon (Friday) or any time on Saturday. Ideal for photographers or anyone who just wants to stretch their legs.

Fruit update March 2021

Hello everyone,

After a bountiful season last year, we’re wondering what this year will bring. Some trees have suffered from the winds but generally all is looking good in the orchard and the blossom will be flowering fairly soon. We have still got Bramley and Newton Wonder apples – both cookers. They have stored well and are lovely and ripe and tasty. We have decided to open from 1 – 5pm this coming Saturday, 20th March and Sunday 21st March to give you the opportunity to refill your freezers. They are both 50p a lb. Look forward to seeing you!

Apple update 26/10/20

Apples will be available all this week. There are still apples on the trees and there will be PYO available on Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November 9am – 4pm.
From Monday 2nd November, we will be closing for the winter. However, we will still have plenty of apples and are happy for you to contact us if you would like to buy some.

Apples update 15/10/20

There is now the widest variety of apples available that we will have this year. Saturday will be buzzing here as there is a free to enter Dress 4 Less event in The Woodpecker (11-5pm) where there will be a very wide selection of clothes (sizes 8-50) and accessories – some new and others good quality pre loved. This event is raising money to plant daffodil bulbs in surrounding villages There will also be second hand books for sale, raising money for White Ladies Aston Church. So, if you’re thinking of visiting us for apples in the near future, Saturday would be a good day to come. We’ll be open 9 – 6pm.

Apple Saturday 2020

Our Apple Day is this coming Saturday, October 10th from 10 – 6pm. There will be around 45 different apples to taste as well as this year’s apple juice. Paul will be giving walking tours of the orchard at 11am and 2pm but booking is required as groups can only be of 6. More times can be added if demand warrants it. The weather forecast is looking good so we hope to see you!

Apple update 27th September 2020

Most of our apple varieties are now ready to pick and by our Apple Day on Saturday 10th October, there should be about 50 varieties for you to try. Apples are going for juicing this week so there’ll be apple juice to try before you buy too.
We will be opening from now on at 11.30am each day but there will be some serve yourself apples available before that. We will be closed on Friday 2nd October, reopening on Tuesday 6th.

Update 14th September 2020

Damsons are still in very good supply but plums are finishing tomorrow. Apple varieties are coming on thick and fast. There are
Katy and Worcester are both finishing this week. There are Greensleeves, Epicure, Gala, Lambourne, Elstar and Cox at present and of course Bramleys are in good supply.

We have organised a Zoom Auction for our local church and Macmillan Cancer Support which will be held on Friday at 8pm. If you’d like to see a catalogue (over 65 lots), email me. margaret.haywood@gmail.com

Fruit update 5th Sept 2020

Plums are coming to the end with Croppers being the main variety left – ideal for both eating and cooking.
Apples are coming on thick and fast. We still have plenty of Worcesters, Katy, Epicure, Elstar, Lord Lambourne with a few Ellison’s Orange left. Bramleys are sizing up nicely and are plentiful. We have a very good crop of damsons.
We’re open today until 6pm, tomorrow (Sunday) from 10 – 5.30 and every day next week from 11 – 5pm
Look forward to seeing you.

Fruit update 29th August 2020

Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday we will be open from 10am – 5.30pm Ready picked and some PYO
Plums – Victorias are now coming to an end but we have a lot of Marjories and Croppers with some Warwickshire Droopers, Burbanks, Edwards and Coes Golden Drop still available.
Apples – Bramleys, Katy, Epicure, Worcesters
Damsons

We look forward to seeing you!