More October News 2013

Red Siberian Crab - flowers early (3/5/13) and is a good pollinator for groups A/B/C

A work in progress on Pollination is now on this website in answer to quite a few queries and comments (good and bad!) about my use of flowering dates, season, picking and storage.  Please look at the new Menu item 'Pollination'.  Almost all the apples on the website are now in a list of pollination groups/season/storage times.  I hope this will be useful when making a choice.  Look at 'Blossom Gallery' under 'Photo Galleries' to view apple blossom pictures and look forward to next spring.   I would be really pleased for comments and suggestions so let me know how I can improve it, make it more useful and user friendly.  I am also working through the individual apples in the alphabetic list and putting in the pollination groups.

 

We went to Kingston Maurward Apple Day in Dorset on 12th October, there was an interesting display of apples which answered one of my queries.  The apple on the website which I have drawn is Cornish Pine not Cornish Gilliflower.  They were next to each other in the display.  I took a photo but not a very satisfactory one as I couldn't move the apples in the display into a better position.  It was an enjoyable visit but the whole event seemed to have shrunk since we last visited when it was in a large barn and included a cider press demo with a cart horse and lots more specialist stalls.  We were told it will probably return to the barn in future but at present the barn was full of 'gym equipment'  Did anyone else visit? What did you think?

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