Plum weekend

Saturday August 19th and Sunday August 20th. This year we are combining this with an art exhibition in the Woodpecker. The Cameraderie Camera Club will be displaying their pictures on both days and the Spetchley Artists will be joining them on the Sunday. Open 10 – 6pm on the Saturday and 11 – 5.30pm on the Sunday with Pimm’s being served that day from 3pm. It is free with donations gratefully received for Macmillan Cancer Support and White Ladies Aston Church.
There will be further details about orchard tours on those days nearer the time.

Victorias are ready!!

This season is proving to be all over the place! We already have some Victorias and more trees will be ready to pick each day now.
Prices for today and in to next week are –
Purple and Yellow Pershores -10lbs (4.5kgs) ready picked £10;
£1.50 per lb (£3.30/kg)) and PYO 90p lb (£1.98/kg)

Swans £1.50 lb (£3.30/kg) No PYO

Czars PYO 50p lb (£1.10/kg) Ready picked £1 lb (£2.20/kg)

Victorias £1.75 lb (£3.85/kg) – no PYO until middle of next week

Fruit from Friday 4th August 2017

We currently are picking the following plums –
Czars, Swans (both sweet eaters), Purple Pershores and Yellow Pershores.
The only apple ready so far is Beauty of Bath (rather sharp).
Runner beans and rhubarb are both also available.
We will be open –
Friday 4th August 10 – 5pm
Saturday 5th August 10 – 5pm
Sunday 6th August 10 – 5pm
Monday 7th August 11 – 6pm
Tuesday 8th August 11 – 6pm

Further update will be posted at the beginning of next week

Update for w/b Sunday 30th July 2017

Prolific plums have now finished and opals are coming to an end. Czars are now ready as are Swans.
Opening times this week are –
Saturday 29th July – 11-6pm
Sunday 30th July – 10 – 6pm
Monday 31st July – 11 – 6pm
Tuesday 1st August – 10 – 6pm
Wednesday 2nd August – 11 – 6pm
Thursday 3rd August – 10 – 6pm

A further update will be posted mid week for Friday and beyond as we’ll have a clearer idea then about which varieties will be available.

Dates for your diary

The plums are growing well and sizing up nicely. Apples though are looking less bountiful and some varieties don’t look as if they’ll have a good year. Our Plum Weekend this year will be on 19th / 20th August and our Apple Weekend on 7th / 8th October.
In the meantime, we have the White Ladies Aston Fete on Saturday 24th June 2 – 4.30pm. Paul will be manning the bottle tombola so if you have any fruit related questions, you’ll find him there! For those of you who are fans of The Archers, Trevor Harrison who plays Eddie Grundy will be opening the event.

Blossom Sunday

The plum and damson blossom is at its best this weekend and the orchard will be open from 2 – 4.30pm tomorrow (Sunday 2nd April) for you to enjoy it. Bring your camera, easel, dogs, children! Tea/coffee/biscuits will be available and a donation to church funds would be appreciated. Stout shoes recommended!

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat

Well, we may not have geese for sale but we do have a selection of Christmas hampers which make unique Christmas presents – you won’t find them for sale anywhere else!

You can pick and mix from the following items and then just add £2 for packaging and there you are – present sorted!! We’re taking orders now and as we have a limited amount of some of the items, order now to ensure you get exactly the hamper you want.

Set honey from our own orchard – £4.99                                             Walsgrove apple juice – choice of Red Devil (sweet), Heritage (fairly sweet), Bramley / Jupiter (sharper) – £2.50                                           Walsgrove fruit vinegars – great as a salad dressing or in stir fries   -Plum, Damson or Mulberry – £2.99                                                       Walsgrove plum jam – £2.75                                                               Relishes – Apple and caramelised red onion, Spicy apple and tomato, Worcester pear – £2.50                                                           Chutney – Pershore plum – £2.50

Apples – Bramleys or seasonal eaters eg Cox 60p lb (£1.32 kg)

Email me on margaret.haywood@gmail.com or ring 01905 345371

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