Got an old fruit tree that could do with a boost? Mr Bellingham has a suggestion, but you might not like it very much…
How would you prefer your apples, Sir James? Why, in a straw-lined, paper-padded barrel. Obviously.
The whole race of apple-trees is threatened with extirpation? Quick, to the chemicals cupboard!
Here’s one late nineteenth century Professor’s criteria for apple perfection. Do you agree?
Words of wisdom here on how to keep youngsters out of mischief by teaching them the art of apple tree grafting.
A few wise words on the benefits of serving fresh fruit and nuts at the dinner table, from the 1886 pen of Mrs Harland.
If it’s a fruit-pressing technological breakthrough that you’re looking for, you need look no further.
“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.