This historical document provides a fascinating insight into orcharding practises, and apple and pear varieties, of the C17th.
Here’s my interpretation of William Hanbury’s C18th suggestion for a spicy, fruit-filled, baked squash. Yum!
Here are the extended highlights of this year’s harvest of apples, pears, quinces, plums and damsons. Top fruit galore!
It’s that fruitlet thinning time of year again! Grab your sharpest snips and head on down to your orchard.
Spring-time in the orchard and beautiful blossom buds are about to burst into life. So why is it such a tense and worrying time..?
This new book on orchard planning, establishment and management covers all the essential bases.
Here’s an eighteenth century twist on a seasonal classic, involving good winter pears and a pint of port.
We’ve had a mixed year on our allotment plot orchard. Here’s a round-up of the good, the bad and the downright ugly.
This modern take on Thomas Dawson’s C16th recipe is a delicious combination of pears, candied orange, sugar and spice.
Here’s a delicious-sounding, rather boozy, spicy-sweet, early C18th recipe for baking and stewing Warden pears.