Blossom Forecast – March 2017 Globally this year trends are indicating an early spring, Eastern America have seen blossom opening 3 weeks earlier than usual (United States Geological Survey, USA National Phenology Network). Current Blossom forecast for the ccollection If temperatures continue to remain warm buds will continue to burst and blossom will soon follow. Early […]
Thank you so much to everyone who made it to our National Apple Festival last weekend! Although the weather was somewhat lacklustre on Saturday, it definitely made up for it on Sunday with all that sunshine! We had an amazing weekend and we hope you all did too! We’d love to hear your feedback so message us on […]
Spiced Apple Crumble Slice Ingredients Apples 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored & sliced 100g caster sugar Shortbread base 75g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 1 free range egg, beaten 40g caster sugar 2 tbsp. semi skimmed milk 75g plain flour 50g wholemeal flour 25g wheatgerm 1/2 tsp. baking powder Crumble 50g oats, […]
Custard Tart with Apple and Cinnamon Parfait Custard Tart Ingredients Pastry 225g flour Zest of 1 lemon 150g butter 75g caster sugar 1 egg 1 egg yolk 1 pinch of salt Custard Filling 9 egg yolks 75g caster sugar 500ml whipping cream 2 nutmeg Method Preheat your oven to 170°C or gas mark 3 and line […]
Pulled Pork with a Red Cabbage and Apple Slaw and Apple Ketchup served in Toasted Brioche Buns Apple Ketchup Ingredients 200ml sweet Madeira 200ml tomato ketchup 60ml French’s mustard 25ml cider vinegar 40ml Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. Tabasco 100ml cloudy apple juice 50ml blackstrap molasses Red Cabbage and Apple Slaw Ingredients 3 apples, cored […]
As the Cherries are ripening up nicely, we thought we would bring you a Cherry of the Day on the run up to the Cherry Fair on the 19 July! The first ‘Cherry of the Day’ variety, chosen by our guide today, is ‘Cristobaliner’.
Orchard Design: Discover the Secrets on our weekend day course at Brogdale Thinking of designing an orchard at home or for a community project? Our Orchard Design course, running for over 5 years, may be the ideal way to get you started! Expert Philip Wilson offers you the perfect opportunity to learn about site assessment, rootstocks, planting […]
The Hanami Festival was new for 2015 and people spent a beautiful (if not slightly drizzly morning) day up in the ornamental orchard to picnic under the Sakura.
Description: Knobby Russet is an unusual apple, covered in warts with heavily russeted skin. It’s strongly flavoured with firm and rather dry flesh. History: A UK variety, it was shown in 1820 to London Horticultural Society by Halsar Capron from Midhurst, Sussex. It’s a relatively early flowering variety, harvested in mid October and can be […]
This variety is called S. Robinson and has a wonderfully crisp and juicy flavour, it got 100% positive votes for taste from those who tried it here at Brogdale so its a winner with us! After digging around to try and find out more about it’s history, we discovered that it’s mysterious owner (Mr Robinson) […]