They would have been better left a fortnight or more longer on the tree. The wild birds agree!
2 trays of Scrumptious, 1 tray of Herefordshire Russet, and a few of Bramley
Denise harvesting the Herefordshire Russet.
Scrumptious – the red-blushed apple, in the SW corner of the walled garden
Herefordshire Russet – neighbour to Scrumptious
Bramley – in the NE corner of the garden.
It’s the first time we’ve had anything useable off the Bramley.
It might not seem much to you, but here, just a few yards from the fury of the northern Atlantic, to us it’s a minor miracle!
Now that we seem to have got the knack of creating (and maintaining) shelter for apple trees, we’re thinking of planting some more. J’s especially keen, as apples and orchards were a major feature of his childhood.