November News 2013

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Malus x robusta  'Red Siberian'

Last month a picture of the blossom from the Red Siberian Crab in our garden, this month the fruit. 

The apples stay until at least next March and sometimes I have to take them off as the blossom breaks, the blackbirds try to eat them but only as a last resort when they can't find anything else.  The little tree grows in spite of the south west, salt laden gales and is now a strange 'bonsai' shape, one year it was uprooted by the wind and replanted.  In spite of all this it is really good value, for the fruit, the pollination and its hardiness.

I have been sent some pictures and information about Shalfleet Apple Day which was held on the 19th October 2013 here on the Isle of Wight.  Unfortunately I missed it as we were away on holiday.  There was an apple display, lots of good apple related food and an Apple press demonstration among other things.  For more photos and information please look at Shalfleet Apple Day under Isle of Wight Apple People and Places


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