“Keepe cleane your vessels, and the places wheras your fruite doth lye” are wise words to make cyder by in any century.
Apples to store over winter? A few hundredweight of pit-sand, a kiln and several large jars to-hand? It’s your lucky day, isn’t it?
A nurseryman provides details of a common method for storing apples, pre-fridges.
When it comes to perfect pears, practicing patience is the prudent path to proper picking.
Here are a few words of sixteenth century wisdom on the subject of managing your fruit harvest.
Nothing is more likely to encourage people to eat a lovely, fresh apple than bringing Satan into the conversation…
Words of wisdom from a doyenne of the Boston Cooking School, published in 1891 and still, sadly, as true today as they were back then.
When winter came in 19th century America, it was out with the thin linen cloths to protect the fruit still on the trees.
Another 16th century mention for multiple-variety fruit tree grafting suggests it was quite a common practice for the time.