Fruit update 14th August 2016

The plum harvest is now well underway. Yesterday we started picking Swans, Belles and Excaliburs and we still have Purple and Yellow Pershores and Czars. We are planning to start picking Victorias on Friday.
Apple varieties are gradually increasing and we currently have – Beauty of Bath, George Cave, Irish Peach and Ribston Pippin.
We have a busy week ahead with the BBC coming on Wednesday to pick Paul’s brain about plums in readiness for an article on Farming Today (Radio 4)
On Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st August, is our Plum Weekend. Come and sample our plums! If you wish, join in a plum walk and tasting round the orchard on Saturday at 11am or 2.30pm or Sunday at 1pm. The Woodpecker Cafe will be open on the Saturday with plum based cakes and pies.

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