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.
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.
“Keepe cleane your vessels, and the places wheras your fruite doth lye” are wise words to make cyder by in any century.
This sounds like a tasty twist on a traditional cider.