Monday, 15 October 2012

Apples And Pears

A soggy summer has hit the apple and pear harvest this year, reducing the yield on the trees that have managed to produce fruit with the other trees remaining bare.
The year started well in the orchard with plenty of blossom appearing in March due to the lovely warm weather and a high yield was expected as with last year. However, the cold nights in April and May, and all the rain that followed the announcement of the hose pipe ban on the 5th April, caused the blossom to fall off and the pollinating insects to stay in the dry. Result, a low yield and poor quality fruit for this years harvest, managing just 12 trays which have been taken to Waterperry for juicing.


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