Raised at the Comice Horticole, Angers, France. First fruited in 1849 and introduced into Britain by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland 1858. One of the finest pears, it is grown commercially throughout the world and in a small scale in Britain. Pale yellow & juicy.
Isle of Wight, 1915-16. A Blenheim Orange and Newton Wonder cross. A very large apple that can be quite sweet and pleasant when eaten fresh but basically a cooking apple.
Apple & pear season is in full swing and we have many different varieties in the shop this week.
New in this week:
Fashionable bright colour and juicy, crunchy texture - a well rounded apple!
One of the best cox-style varieties. Slightly more robust and sharper in flavour than Cox.
A handsome rich flavoured apple which is rarely grown due to horticultural difficulties so it is hard to find on the commercial market. A popular apple amongst our farm shop customers!
A crisp eater with a rich honeyed flavour.
Originating from Canada, 1926. The first apple to arise out of the new scientific breeding programme. A good eater with characteristic McIntosh apple ‘vinous’ flavour.
Discovered in Oxon, England, 1740. Became widely grown in England throughout the 19th Century but is a rare variety today. An eater and cooker. Cooks to a stiff puree.
Kent, England, 1972. A Cox Orange Pippin and Ida Red Cross. The flavour is fundamentally sweet but with much of the rich complexity of Cox.
Unique nutty flavour and russeted appearance. A versatile apple; working well in savoury salads and a popular partner with cheese.
Kidds Orange Red & Golden Delicious cross. Sweet, juicy, crunchy.
Heritage variety raised in 1745 by Mr White, steward to Lord Foley of Stoke Edith, Hertfordshire. Distinct pineapple flavour. Rich, nutty & honeyed. Naturally very small fruit size.
Apples **NEW IN**
Popular apple, great flavour & keeps very well.
Heritage variety. A rich flavour with a juicy, firm deep cream flesh.
Currently being picked. In the shop this afternoon. Popular eater, also perfect for poaching and using in desserts.
This will be the last weekend of Victoria plums. We also have Haganta and some Verity in the shop.
Victoria & Marjorie Seedling — we still currently have some of these varieties left
Verity — new in this weekend
Haganta — currently being picked
***All great for cooking and eating***
Discovery — A favourite early eater variety still in stock. Perfect for juicing as well.
Bramley Seedling — A classic cooker. Lovely size this year.
Beurre Hardy — Early pear. Nice and crunchy. Perfect for eating and cooking.
Cox & Egremont Russet apples will be picked this coming week
We also have our full stock of farm-pressed apple juice, 3 single apple cider varieties & homemade jams, jellies, marmalade’s, chutneys.
We will be opening on Thursday 15th August for plums. Looking forward to seeing you all again.
Nicky & Tim
Keep checking back on this page. We will be posting updates on when fruit will be arriving in the shop and what is going on seasonally at our farm.