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Blossom - Ornamental

Blossom Forecast

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 Blossom Forecast – March – April 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 The ornamental collection is a range of colours Malus Everest – White, Malus Liset – […]

Apple Festival 2015

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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 […]

Apple Festival Food Demo – Spiced Apple Crumble Slice

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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, […]

Apple Festival Food Demo – Pulled Pork in Brioche Buns

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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 […]

Orcahrd Desing - Pear Orchard

Orchard Design: Discover the Secrets

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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 […]

Super Apples: Knobby Russet

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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 […]