Mr Worlidge outlines the advantages of growing pears rather than apples in wet, heavy soils, and tells us the best C17th sorts to plant for perry.
I have no idea who this “Agricola” fellow might have been, but by Jove, I do like the sound of his pro-cider rhetoric.
This eighteenth century recipe for a quick, lightly fortified, summery cyder drink sounds like an interesting way to use up an early apple glut.
Why on earth would you want to boil cyder? Here’s a suggestion from the C18th, courtesy of Messrs. Chomel and Bradley.
Here are a few C18th suggestions as to added flavours that you might – or might not – like to add to your cyder.
The Museum of Cider offers a rather fascinating visitor experience that any apple, orchard or cider fans will thoroughly enjoy.
Cider Without Apples? An obvious fraud. You definitely shouldn’t try this C19th recipe. Seriously. Don’t do it.
A summer afternoon in June was the perfect time to visit the home of Welsh Mountain Cider.
Here’s an idea for preserving your quince harvest, and maybe making quince flavoured cider at the same time.
My twitter-buddy Barry’s article on the history of Pomonas and their origins in cider and perry production is well worth a read.