The Naming of The Fruits

Once or twice a year a laden van passes by bringing fruit from the Worcestershire orchards and also a wealth of apple knowledge.

We lay out some of our crop and get a verdict

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Norfolk Royal – a cooker but a sweet one

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Egremont, an eating apple of the Russet type

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Howgate Wonder

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Lord Derby – a bit blemished, apparently a bit of lime will counteract that.

Meanwhile tomatoes continue to pass through the Rayburn

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and vital winter stores are prepared

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Autumn colour:

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Today’s bath:

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and after-bath:

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Wheat time for the Cayugas

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