This coming weekend is our Plum Weekend (August 18th and 19th). There will be a wide variety of plums for sale ready picked and PYO, including Victorias. Paul will give free walking talks round the orchard at 11am and 1pm on Saturday and 2pm Sunday. If a group of you is coming and want a different time, let us know asap.
Katy apples are now available as well as Discovery. Cookers are Grenadier and hopefully Bramley by Saturday.
Damsons – They are plentiful but just not quite ready. Although larger than usual at this stage, they are still very hard so we are estimating 1st September, but watch this space!!
We are now well in to the plum harvest with a good range of varieties available including, Opal, Czar, Purple and Yellow Pershores, Heron, Swan and Excalibur (a Vic cross). We also now have Discovery apples. Our Plum Weekend is next weekend so we hope to have our largest variety of plums available by then. It would be good to see you!
Opening times over this weekend are rather limited as we have a family event, so we will be open 9-11am tomorrow and Noon – 5pm on Sunday. Monday – Friday next week will be 11 – 6pm.
Opals and Czars will be available for just another few days. Prolifics should last until the end of next week. Purple and Yellow Pershores should be ready to pick from Monday. Belles are likely to be ready at the start of next week too.
Depending on the weather, Victorias are unlikely to be ready much before the middle of the month. They are still green and quite small.
The only apple available so far is Beauty of Bath – these are quite a sharp apple.
Opening times from today are –
Tomorrow (Saturday 4th August) 9 – 3.30pm
Sunday 10 – 6pm
Monday – Friday next week 11 – 6pm
Prolifics, Opals and Czars are now ready. Prices are 90p lb (£1.98 / kg) PYO and for ready picked £1.50 lb (£3.30 / kg).
We will be open this week Sunday to Friday 11am – 6pm. Next weekend’s times and fruit availability will be updated later in the week. If you want to place an order for collection outside of opening times, please let us know.
Although we have plenty of fruit on the trees, we are waiting for some rain to help to swell it. It is therefore very difficult to predict when the picking season will start but we will definitely not have our shop open until Sunday 29th July at the earliest.
I’ll keep you updated as to the situation and hope to see you sometime during the summer.
Hello everyone. Despite a rather strange spring, much of the blossom seems to have set and Paul is already busy thinning the apples. Some trees are laden and others have no fruit at all. We will keep you posted as to when we are likely to open – probably at the end of July.
In the meantime, if you live locally or are passing by, call in to our courtyard to see the good range of excellent quality plants / hanging baskets which we are selling in advance of our church fete which is on Saturday 30th June from 2 – 4.30pm. Money can be left in the honesty box or postbox.
Hope to see you all sometime during the harvest season or before.
Although we still have a large variety of good quality apples, we will not have any specific opening times now until next year’s plum harvest. However, please ring or email us after Monday 30th October if you would like to pop in to buy some apples / juice / hampers for Christmas gifts.
Thank you for all your custom this year!!! We do appreciate it.
This weekend is our Apple Weekend. We will be open tomorrow – Saturday, from 10am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm. Come and try our extensive variety of ready picked apples. We have the following for PYO –
Bramley, Rubinette, Idared, Falstaff, Royal Gala and, Ashmead’s Kernel. Ready picked are 60p/lb (£1.32/kg) and PYO 40p/lb (£ 88p/kg).
We are happy to juice your own apples or those you buy here – bring your own containers. This juice will last for about 3 days in the fridge. You can of course buy our apple juice which will last until next year!
Throughout the w/e there will be short talks on how to prune apple trees. Bring a photo of your tree if you wish.
All plums and damsons have now finished. New apples this week are Laxton Superb, Charles Ross, Red Pippin and Pixie. We are sure that more will be ready as the week progresses.
This week’s opening times are –
Today – Saturday 23rd September 10 – 6pm
Tomorrow – Sunday 24th September 10 – 5pm
Monday – 24th September 11 – 5pm
Tuesday – 25th September 10 – 6pm
Wednesday 26th September 11 – 6pm
Thursday 27th September 10 – 5pm
Friday 28th September 10.30 – 6pm
Saturday 29th September – Why not come between 10 and noon and join us in The Woodpecker for our Macmillan Coffee Morning?
All the plums have gone though there are still some damsons.
We now have a good variety of apples both for sale and ready to pick –
Cox, Bramley, Greensleeves, Russets, Lambourne, King of Pippins, Rubinette, Jupiter, Laxton Superb, Spartan, Epicure, Sunset.
NB our apple w/e is October 7th / 8th
Opening times this week –
Today – Saturday 16th September 9 – 6pm
Tomorrow – Sunday 17th September 10 – 5pm.
Monday – 18th September 11-5pm
Tuesday – 19th September 1 – 5pm
Wednesday 20th September 11 – 5pm
Thursday 21st September 10 – 6pm
Friday 22nd September 11 – 6pm