orchard fruit going mad
we are so pleased with the Orchard we planted in 2012. It cost a lot of money at the time but we planned always to make pickles, jams and chutneys for our Farm visitors at the outset. on advice from a Professional Supplier, we planted umpteen different varieties of Apples – baking and eating, plum varieties, cherries, pears… you name it. To this end we even planted Walnut trees which historically take up to 10 years to yield any decent crops for Pickled Walnuts – how is that for long term planning?