Autumn is always and extremely busy and challenging time of Year. With the night’s drawing in and weather deteriorating, it is always a race against time to gather our harvest, put our orchards to bed and plant winter crops on our arable fields.
We are busy trying to sell Bramley apples into a challenging market despite a national yield reduction of 28%!
Delivery of our new cider apple harvester will present a steep learning curve.
It will be interesting to see whether the purchase of a new hooklift trailer improves transporting apples from orchards to the farm
An incredibly late wheat harvest has set back planting overwintering cover crops
We face a late apple harvest but with reasonable yields
Badly timed deadlines mean a distraction of having to make assessment of new opportunities for a countryside stewardship scheme starting next year
We hope to further develop markets for cider & apple juice
With our Perry pear trees coming into cropping, we will be crafting our first significant volumes of Perry.