Fruit update 13th August 2017

This week’s opening times are –

Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th August- 11am – 6pm

Tuesday 16th – Friday 18th 10am – 5pm

We now have PYO  Edwards and Victorias – £1/lb (£2.20/kg)  as well as Purple and Yellow Pershores 70p/lb (£1,54 / kg)

Apples – none to PYO yet. Ready picked – George Cave; Epicure; Katy – some apples are few in numbers this year.

Bramleys are just starting.

Damsons – will be ready probably next w/e.

Next Saturday and Sunday is our Plum Weekend. More details to follow in the next few days eg times for Paul’s walking talks round the orchard. Don’t forget that there will be an Art Exhibition all weekend in The Woodpecker, with the Pictures, Plums and Pimm’s event on the Sunday afternoon from 3 – 5.30pm, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and our local church.

Plum update from 9th August 2017

Victorias are plentiful but no PYO yet.

Purple and Yellow Pershores now 70p lb (£1.54 / kg) PYO; £1 lb (£2.20 / kg) ready picked.

Belles PYO and ready picked though coming to their end.

Excalibur ready picked.

Cooking apples should be ready soon.

Opening Times –

Wednesday 9th August 11am-5pm

Thursday 10th August 10am – 6pm

Friday 11th August 11am – 6pm

Saturday 12th August 10am – 5pm

Sunday 13th August 10 – 5pm


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!