It’s my 2023 fruit growing round-up! The highs and the lows, the good and the bad, the weird and the wonderful.
Here’s a late C18th recipe for what amounts to a slightly less rich and spicy version of a modern-day Christmas Pud.
Here are the extended highlights of this year’s harvest of apples, pears, quinces, plums and damsons. Top fruit galore!
Here’s a quick seventeenth century guide to preserving green or under-ripe fruit: gooseberries, plums, pippins, peaches and grapes.
Here’s another selection of fruit-related stories from the Atlas Obscura archives.
A winter walk leads to the discovery of not one but two new orchards, one on the site of a former kitchen garden.
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 eighteenth century method for drying greengages calls for candying your plum(b)s in syrup before setting them to dry.
I’ve started putting together an index page of the archive recipes that I’m posting on the site.
Two nights of bad weather after early blossom has bloomed is bad news, but hopefully not the end of this year’s crop.